By Chris Kornelis
In the two decades since Nielsen Soundscan started to keep track of U.S. album sales in 1991, the company has seen the industry fold in half, digital sales catch up to physical, and vinyl mount a resurgence. But until last week, they'd never seen old records outsell new ones.
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Chad SmithProgressive improvisational Chicago rockers Umphrey's McGee are easily one of the most innovative and original bands ever as far as ideas, gigs and fan engagement go. They're reshaping the typical concert format, and they're putting technology to great use during their performances.We spok ... More >>
Robert McKnightCakeThis year sure has been a fickle beast thus far -- treacherous weather, Jared Lee Loughner and now a slumping music industry.Showroom Of Compassion, the latest album from venerable rock band Cake, took the top spot on the Billboard charts for the week ending on January 1 ... More >>
You can apply this graph to a myriad of possibilities in today's economy, but let's stick to music sales for nowThe Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit took place this past Sunday through Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and the news coming out of everything was music sales in 2008. Specific ... More >>
As if the news from Wall Street, Detroit, and Starbucks was not bad enough, DigitalMusicNews.com is reporting that CD sales have now fallen to less than half the number of CDs sold in their peak year, 2000. In 2008, CD sales were down 54.6 percent from 2000, or a giant 514.6 million units less. Soun ... More >>