Settlement is music to libraries' ears


Madison County's 12 public libraries will soon be stocking hundreds of brand-new music CDs - and it won't cost the taxpayers a cent.

The CDs come as part of the settlement of a national antitrust lawsuit. Forty states, including Alabama, brought the lawsuit, alleging five major music companies and three music retailers had entered into illegal price-fixing agreements to prevent discount stores from selling cheaper music. Read more on this here (you may need to enter basic demographic information prior to reading article).