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BROOKS DISGRUNTLED WITH SALES OF USED CDS

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Garth Brooks, whose record contract ties his pay directly to sales volume, says he'll yank his music from stores that sell used compact discs unless they pay royalties to artists and writers.

"I was very, very angry when I heard stores were going to start selling used CDs," he says.His fear: Sales of cheaper used discs will cut down demand for new albums.

Meanwhile, Brooks has no problem with live ticket sales. His three dates later this summer at 65,000-seat Texas Stadium near Dallas sold out in 90 minutes. The total sale of 195,000 seats is the biggest-selling country music concert series ever.