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03.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Thing have been volatile for a long time, but the music industry is now officially in chaos. The ice age has arrived. The sun has zoomed in. Engines have stopped running. The industry is drowning, and now the major labels that snapped up prime real estate by the river are paying the price. The latest casualty of the industry�s prolonged decline is the reliable CD release date. The days wh...
01.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
2008 is shaping up to be the worst year yet for the struggling music industry�this week, for instance, music sales were down a whooping 9% from just a year ago, and the top-selling album, Alicia Keyes� As I Am, was the second lowest-selling #1 album in the history of the SoundScan charts. But while hip-hop and rock sales have taken considerable hits, there is one genre that continues to ...