Do Record Labels Have Business In The Merch Industry?

Absolutepunk.net.gifOver at Absolutepunk.net, Rohan Kohli has crowdsourced an interesting question:
Some people
think that record labels have no business in the merch industry, which
is a now-common occurrence with 360 deals having become the norm; what
do you think?

It would be wise for members of the industry to not turn a deaf ear towards the insight of the comments in this thread, to see what fans feel about this practice.

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