Selling digital music: business models for public goods

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Selling digital music : business models for public goods. / Hougaard, Jens Leth; Tvede, Mich.

In: Netnomics, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2010, p. 85-102.

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Hougaard, JL & Tvede, M 2010, 'Selling digital music: business models for public goods', Netnomics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 85-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11066-009-9047-0

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Hougaard, J. L., & Tvede, M. (2010). Selling digital music: business models for public goods. Netnomics, 11(1), 85-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11066-009-9047-0

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Hougaard JL, Tvede M. Selling digital music: business models for public goods. Netnomics. 2010;11(1):85-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11066-009-9047-0

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Hougaard, Jens Leth ; Tvede, Mich. / Selling digital music : business models for public goods. In: Netnomics. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 85-102.

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