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July 09, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The beat goes on and the price goes down: The world's lowest-priced CD comes out Monday, when Massachussets-based Rykodisc releases a 72-minute sampler called "Steal This Disc" at a list price of $6.98--undercutting by $2 an MCA Records sampler from its Master Series. Among the 21 jazz, rock and folk artists on the eclectic collection are Devo, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, George Thorogood, Richie Havens, Schoolly-D and Doc Watson. What's the secret of the low pricing? All the acts have waived their royalties, according to Rykodisc, in order "to stimulate the catalogue."

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