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Lady Gaga's manager: 'CDs are still a huge business'

Lady Gaga's manager: 'CDs are still a huge business' | Music business | Scoop.it
At AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile conference today, Troy Carter, head of entertainment management company Atom Factory and Lady Gaga's manager, noted that "CDs are still a huge business" that drive...
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Pandora Eating Into CD and Download Listening, Says NPD

Pandora Eating Into CD and Download Listening, Says NPD | Music business | Scoop.it
Radio is as popular as ever, but not all radio is the same according a new report by NPD Group.
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How Vinyl and iPods Ganged Up to Kill the Audio CD

How Vinyl and iPods Ganged Up to Kill the Audio CD | Music business | Scoop.it
NPR reported that CD sales tanked in 2010 , particularly among younger buyers. The trend suggests ...
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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE | Music business | Scoop.it

"This is almost getting boring to report each year - but here we are again. Twelve years after sales peaked the music CD format is stubbornly refusing to die. You can shutter the dedicated record shops, hide the CDs behind fondleslabs and video games in the megastores, offer the public instant access to cheaper legal alternatives - but still people go on buying CDs."

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The Tale of the CD, the Digital Refusnik and the Charitable Collector

The Tale of the CD, the Digital Refusnik and the Charitable Collector | Music business | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I raised the question of whether the music industry was going the way of the newspaper industry, whether its core audience was aging, stuck on its physical format while the younge...
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Business Matters: Don't Bury the CD Just Yet -- Study Predicts a Slow, Graceful Demise

Business Matters: Don't Bury the CD Just Yet -- Study Predicts a Slow, Graceful Demise | Music business | Scoop.it
Contrary to some recent reports claiming labels will phase out the compact disc at the end of 2012, a new study predicts a slow, graceful demise for the CD.
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Report Claims Major Labels To Phase Out CD, Abandon Retail By End Of 2012 - hypebot

Report Claims Major Labels To Phase Out CD, Abandon Retail By End Of 2012   - hypebot | Music business | Scoop.it
Major labels plan to phase out most physical CD's by the end of 2012 according to Side Line Music Magazine citing multiple unnamed industry sources. Only premium CD's would be manufactured according to the report; with most of those sales...
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Reports of the CD's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of the CD's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated | Music business | Scoop.it

"Even though CD revenues have fallen sharply over the last ten years, most predictions about the format have been wrong. The CD's decline, while painful to companies, has been far more gradual than precipitous. Over the last four years, CD revenues have leveled off just as an airplane would before a soft landing."

 
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30 years ago, the CD started the digital music revolution

30 years ago, the CD started the digital music revolution | Music business | Scoop.it
The digital music revolution officially hit 30 years ago, on Oct. 1, 1982. While you may be surprised to learn that the heralds of the comin...
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"Albums are an archaic format"

"Albums are an archaic format" | Music business | Scoop.it

"You know the music business is antiquated when it’s eclipsed by the classically moribund book business."

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Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide

Downloads, Spotify and Napster help offset UK CD sales slide | Music business | Scoop.it
BPI says music industry revenue fell just 3.4% last year to £795m as digital income increased by nearly a quarter to £282m.
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CDs Set To Be Number 1 Stocking Filler This Christmas

CDs Set To Be Number 1 Stocking Filler This Christmas | Music business | Scoop.it
Sales Of Up To 20 Million CDs Expected This Christmas; Deluxe And Special Editions Account For One In 10 Physical Albums Sales; Christmas Market Gears Up For Key Catalogue And New Release Repackages...
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Gartner Says Worldwide Online Music Revenue from End-User Spending Is on Pace to Total $6.3 Billion in 2011

Worldwide online music revenue from end-user spending is on pace to total $6.3 billion in 2011, up from $5.9 billion in 2010, according to Gartner, Inc.
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