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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.”

Sources:
U.S. Music Sales Up as Positive Trend Rolls On [1]
By Sue Zeidler
Reuters Wed Nov 19, 9:56 PM ET

Global music sales continue to fall [2]
by Owen Gibson
Guardian, Thursday November 20, 2003

http://media.guardian.co.uk/newmedia/story/0,7496,1088783,00.html

EMI halts fall in music sales [3]
By Saeed Shah
Independent Digital (UK), 20 November 2003

http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/story.jsp?story=465472

RIAA Strikes Back At Music Pirates In 2003 [4]


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[1] 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

[2] Global music sales continue to fall: http://media.guardian.co.uk/newmedia/story/0,7496,1088783,00.html

[3] EMI halts fall in music sales: http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/story.jsp?story=465472

[4] RIAA Strikes Back At Music Pirates In 2003 : http://www.riaa.com/news/newsletter/102103.asp

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