[LINK] Damn! That fake "CD sales fell by" number again...
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Fri Feb 13 20:32:13 EST 2004
Chirgwin, Richard [Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au] wrote:
> Adam Todd [adam at todd.inoz.com] wrote:
> > But I won't be buying any CD's again to be honest. Music DVD's are
> > and come with vision :) As soon as I update the Cassette/Radio player
> > the car to a DVD version, who cares about Music CD's!
> >spot on. video is killing the cd star. I got my first music dvd with 5.1
> >and there is no way I am buying any more cds. not only do you get
> >surround sound
> >but moving pictures. dvd will only get more and more space. the last I
> >they were talking 4 hours hd tv on one single side for the new standard.
> Yes, but ARIA doesn't count DVD music as sales decline; it's a line item on
> the statistics - grew by ?120%? last year. It's just the one line item, CD
> singles, that is the problem.
> I'm even happy to accept that downloading may be the death of singles. But
> it seems from the most recent statistics available - and borne out by UK
> data which is more recent - that the users' behaviour is to buy albums if
> they like the singles...
> Hang on. Has anyone correlated download hits against album hits? Do the
> names recur?
exactly. there is no proven correlation between downloaded music and declining single
sales. its grossly disengenious to suggest it exists without proof. you can just
as easy argue that dvd has a greater effect on overpriced cd singles.
ARIA can say whatever they like but at the end of the day unless they pony up
some real proof its just hot air.
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