[Dixielandjazz] Music Sales Rise in USA

LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing sign.guy at charter.net
Wed Mar 23 10:23:34 PST 2005

Do you suppose that this is the result of the crackdown on copyright
infringement over the internet?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 9:01 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Music Sales Rise in USA

> CD and related music product shipments from wholesalers to retailers have
> increased slightly, 2004 Vs. 2003 in the USA. Worldwide sales are reported
> flat, so maybe we're gaining? Do your part, sell or buy a CD.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> March 23, 2005  By THE NEW YORK TIMES
> Music Sales Rise in United States
> After years of decline, sales of recorded music and music-video products
> appear to be stabilizing in the United States, according to data released
> yesterday by the industry's major trade and lobbying groups.
> The number of CD's and other music products shipped from record labels to
> retail merchants rose 2 percent last year, to 814 million units, the first
> annual increase in five years, according to the Recording Industry
> Association of America.
> The shipments carried an estimated value of $12.2 billion, a rise of 2.5
> percent, the trade organization said. The figures refer to albums and
> products shipped to retailers and mail-order clubs, not actual sales to
> consumers.
> A separate report yesterday by the International Federation of the
> Phonographic Industry, the global trade group, said that worldwide sales
> recorded music products were essentially flat last year.
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