Studies

by Mike Masnick




Online CD Sales Dropping - Music Industry Blames File Swapping

from the of-course,-they-do dept

You get the feeling that, these days, the recording industry would take data showing that global warming is worsening and blame it on file swapping. They seem incapable of admitting that there may be other factors involved when it is their sworn duty to disparage file sharing in any manner. A new study shows that people are buying fewer CDs online and the RIAA has announced this is more "proof" that file sharing is destroying CD sales. However, as this other article points out at the end, it could just be evidence that no one likes the mainstream music that's come out lately. They talk to an online retailer of independent music who says sales have never been better.

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