Ever wondered why DJ and artist David Guetta tries a bunch of new business models on Facebook and other sites? He controls his rights. The latest example is Guetta’s decision to sell his new album ‘Nothing But The Beat’ on his Facebook page, using the social network’s Facebook Credits currency. Tracks cost 19 credits each (around£1.17), while the full album costs 150 credits (the equivalent of £9.29). That’s actually more than the price of the album on Apple’s iTunes store, where it costs £7.99. PayPal will be offered as an alternative payment mechanism soon. It’s interesting to note that Guetta is selling the album for more money on his Facebook page than iTunes, though – fans shopping around may wonder why. Link Source: Music Week
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