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Behind the Music

A music site's uploading tool cranks up the sales volume to get things rocking and rolling.

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This story appears in the June 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Dave Stack traded a dotcom gig for the music biz when he opened an online music marketplace, MusicStack, and tuned up the buying and selling technology behind the music.

MusicStack is a collection of record stores, all competing on price and selection, offering both new and used music. "Worrying about fresh inventory is not a problem," says Stack of his $5 million business. An uploading function updates site selections in real time and allows the site's 3,000 sellers to manage their own wares.

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