Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Record company statistics.. 

These info. has been floating around various sites and blogs lately, but for those that missed it, here is and article on there has actually been almost a 10% increase in sales of albums over last year (around 13mil more).

The key is that the RIAA has been talking about the number of CDs shipped to retailers instead of what has actually been sold to the end consumer (which is what Soundscan tracks). So, it seems that retailers have been ordering closer to what they actually sell, and as the article points, out, that can actually make for a leaner system with less returns.

Things are a bit more muddled with it comes to the world market, but here at home at least, CD sales are still on the rise, no matter what the RIAA may want you to think...

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