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Al Margolis is mulling over a new idea for how he’s going to release his music in the near future: with stuff that doesn’t contain music at all. By phone, the New York-based veteran DIY sound artist (aka If, Bwana) and improviser says that he’s considering making various objets d’art, if you will, that people could buy just so that there’s a physical something. The purchase would include a download code for acquiring digital files.

“No one’s buying anything,” Margolis says with a quick laugh, echoing what Billboard reported in January: that 2013 represented the first decline in digital music...

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