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Tom Silverman: 1st Anniversary Of The Resurrection Of The Music Business - hypebot

Tom Silverman: 1st Anniversary Of The Resurrection Of The Music Business - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
As I sat and planned the program for the June 2012 New Music Seminar, it occurred to me that we are approaching the first anniversary of the music business resurrection. After ten years of decline, the music business hit bottom in the second week of February 2010 and began to rise the week of February 14th. There have been many reports of the music business comeback and many have tried to figure out what was responsible for this upturn. Some have credited Adele, others the shuttering of Limewire, still others the Walmart $5 dump bins.
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What's the bad news about Adele's 'Titanic' success?

What's the bad news about Adele's 'Titanic' success? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Next week, barring any stunning surprises, Adele’s “21” will celebrate its 16th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. That statistic gives the album the most weeks at No. 1 since the “Titanic” soundtrack in 1998."

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Is The Music Business Finally Rebounding? New Numbers Say Yes. - Forbes

Is The Music Business Finally Rebounding? New Numbers Say Yes. - Forbes | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
For the first time since 2004, overall music sales are up--album sales increased 1% to 330.57 million units from 326.15 million in 2010. Could this be the beginning of a turnaround for the music industry?
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Is MySpace Really Dead? It Still Gets More Traffic Than Tumblr & Google+ [CHART] - hypebot

Is MySpace Really Dead? It Still Gets More Traffic Than Tumblr & Google+ [CHART] - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Most musicians gave up on MySpace long ago. And efforts by new owners to reinvigorate the brand have been recieved with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Digital Music News - It's Official: Vinyl Sales Up 39 Percent In 2011...

Digital Music News - It's Official: Vinyl Sales Up 39 Percent In 2011... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"We've seen some conflicting data on vinyl sales this year, especially from indie stories. But this is looking pretty bullish: according to stats just released by Nielsen Soundscan, vinyl sales in the US topped 3.9 million in 2011, a 39.3 percent gain over 2010. The modern-day LP resurgence now looks like this..."

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Oh No They Didn't! - How Women Saved the Music Industry in 2011

Oh No They Didn't! - How Women Saved the Music Industry in 2011 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Rihanna, Adele and Katy Perry are among the female stars who helped dig the business out of a seven-year sales slump. You could say the music business had a banner year. Really.
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