[Dixielandjazz] Music Sales Rise in USA

Edgerton, Paul A paul.edgerton at eds.com
Wed Mar 23 11:43:26 PST 2005

Larry wrote:
> Do you suppose that this is the result of the crackdown on
> copyright infringement over the internet?

I think this "copyright infringement" has actually stimulated the sales
increase. With the rise of portable digital players, MP3 CDs and
internet download sites, a much broader and deeper selection of music is
available. Instead of being forced to choose from among the Hot 100, now
we can buy almost any album -- or single tune -- we want. Then we buy
more of it.

Will music industry moguls understand this, or will they continue
strangling these new distribution channels?  I think the companies that
insist on the old ways will find themselves in the buggy-whip business.

-- Paul Edgerton

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