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All-You-Can-Eat … Music?

"Recorded music, unlike live music, has dropped in value to the point where it’s a struggle to sell it at all," wrote Jim in his post, Uptick in Vinyl Sales Proves Value of Recorded Music Headed to Zero. He was suggesting that the reason people buy albums --  sound quality, the souvenir value of the packaging, the liner notes in larger print, or to help support the artist -- just won’t trump convenience and price in the mass market. Now CNET...

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Uptick in Vinyl Sales Proves Value of Recorded Music Headed to Zero

In another universe, I'm one of the people cheering and holding a pennant that sales "Vinyl!" on it. But in this one, I'm just not that gullible. When we talked about music sales recently, I knew that people would take the bait on the deceptive infographic showing the "explosion" of sales of recordings on vinyl. Up 33%, while digital is down 8%! Of course, you don't need a degree in statistics to look just slightly deeper at those numbers and...

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