[LINK] Fall in CD Singles sales not due to piracy
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Tue Apr 6 14:01:21 EST 2004
did you have b1 or b2 milk this morning? how about some dirt on the milk industry?
Adam Todd [adam at todd.inoz.com] wrote:
> Well, after much public debate about why there was a 17% fall in CD Single
> sales, I decided to ring around as part of my job and got a sneak tidbit of
> CD single sales aren't falling because of piracy at all. In fact, ARIA
> made a few mistakes in trying to cover up the realities. However, the real
> fact, that wasn't published, was, as usual, the figures that the 17% was
> based on.
> How does the fact that CD Singles are basically not really being made for
> the purpose of profitable sales, sound? In fact there are less CD Singles
> being published now, than singles being published ever before.
> And the reality of CD Singles is, they are released, as a LOSS LEADER
> (hence a 17% fall in sales is a bonus, they expect higher numbers) in hope
> that the single will help pre-promote the album, which is REALLY what they
> want to sell.
> Anyway, thought you might like the industry dirt :)
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