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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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Digital Revenue Outstrips Physical in U.K. For First Time

Digital Revenue Outstrips Physical in U.K. For First Time | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital has overtaken physical as the biggest source of recorded music revenue in the United Kingdom, according to new figures released by British labels trade body the...
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When People Leave Their Houses, This Is Where They Buy Music...

When People Leave Their Houses, This Is Where They Buy Music... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Online, we have a fairly good idea of where people go to buy music, stream music, watch music, and cloud-enable music. But what happens when they leave the house? Here's a US-based breakdown from Nielsen Soundscan for 2011. On the year, offline album purchases landed at roughly 198 million units."

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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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Physical media is dead -- long live the app

Physical media is dead -- long live the app | Music business | Scoop.it
Physical media is dead. It is being replaced with “apps” From music playlists to catalogs to retail stores to television -- it wouldn’t surprise me if in near future everything is an app. It is a scary future for some, and yet full of opportunities.
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Digital downloads overtake physical music sales in the US for first time

Digital downloads overtake physical music sales in the US for first time | Music business | Scoop.it
Figures show digital album sales passed the 100m mark for the first time in 2011.
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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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