CD Sales Continue to Fall
The population of P2P networks remain steady and music sales continue to fall. All this despite the RIAA's intense efforts to resurrect a dying industry through litigation.
What's most interesting is that CD sales are not just falling in the United States, as sales were down by 11 percent worldwide. Even more interesting, sales continue to fall even though we’ve seen recent releases from supposed powerhouse "artists" like 50-cent and the dreaded Christina Aguilera.
While the RIAA and copyright holders are quick to blame online piracy from P2P communities such at Gnutella and FastTrack, a more definitive reason remain to be seen. The RIAA refuses to believe that a global economic downturn is having a significant affect on sales, while brushing off suggestions that natural business cycles have taken their toll.
Perhaps the continued persecution of the American people is having the greatest affect on record sales. An observational attitude of the online community will notice the growing organization against the music industry. While many of former consumers would normally be happy to support their favorite artist, recent RIAA actions leave former-purchasers questioning this practice.
READ MORE HERE