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U.S. Music Sales Up
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 20, 2003 @ 10:49 am In Finance,Music | Comments Disabled
Does the improving U.S. economy have anything to do with this? How about a slew of new and critically well reviewed CDs? The availability of legit on-line music services?
Naah. Not if you ask the RIAA — they will tell ya its the enforcement hammer that’s sending consumers scurrying into retailers to buy CDs.
I don’t believe them — and you shouldn’t either. To paraphrase, “Its the economy, stupid.”
U.S. Music Sales Up as Positive Trend Rolls On 
By Sue Zeidler
Reuters Wed Nov 19, 9:56 PM ET
Global music sales continue to fall 
by Owen Gibson
Guardian, Thursday November 20, 2003
EMI halts fall in music sales 
By Saeed Shah
Independent Digital (UK), 20 November 2003
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URLs in this post:
 U.S. Music Sales Up as Positive Trend Rolls On: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=769&e=1&u=/nm/20031120/music_nm/leisure_music_charts_dc
 Global music sales continue to fall: http://media.guardian.co.uk/newmedia/story/0,7496,1088783,00.html
 EMI halts fall in music sales: http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/story.jsp?story=465472
 RIAA Strikes Back At Music Pirates In 2003 : http://www.riaa.com/news/newsletter/102103.asp
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