The British record industry: vomit on the shirtsleeve of music
Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4712270.stm
The Arctic Monkeys and James Blunt are leading a new crop of hugely popular UK acts, selling CDs at record-breaking rates
says it all really
legal song downloads, on which record companies and shops alike are staking their futures, more than quadrupled last year.
i blame home taping, or alternatively the lack of it
CD prices are coming down all the time – the average album now costs £9.79, according to the BPI.
a shame then that I would be expected to pay vastly inflated sums for any non mainstream album I might want to buy from HMV and the like. oh wells! i guess i just must suck at being a consumer
Supermarkets now account for 28% of all CD sales
says it all (again) really
Music Week magazine's Ajax Scott says the industry's biggest challenge is work out how to sell fans extra material – like exclusive performances and backstage footage – through devices such as the internet and mobile phones.
money money money. somebody please shoot this man. thanks
and remember kids, downloading music is the most evil thing you can do, and is the root cause of 99% of terrorism and other instances of moral decline