[LINK] Damn! That fake "CD sales fell by" number again...
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Sat Feb 14 15:00:42 EST 2004
>Now that is an interesting piece of information. Rather than jump
>about the impact of piracy, I wonder if any of the music producers are
>considering market research to figure out why their sales are dropping
>reasons that Marty mentions.
No. Because sales >aren't< dropping. That's why this issue sends me into
such a sputtering fury: "sales are falling" is repeated so often that it's
Here are the ARIA numbers:
CD Singles: 14,539,155 units; -17.36%
CD albums: 218,945,615 units; +2.94%
DVD albums: 601,700 units; +173.37%
VHS Music Video: 52,130 units; - 59.81%
DVD Music Video: 1,469,433 units; +122.46%
The total market, which includes vinyl and cassettes:
25,788,961 units; +5.28%.
Album market by value (DVD + CD) rose by around 3%.
All of the falling segments are in dead-or-dying technology; but note that
CD albums do not fall into this heading, they are still growing.
From: Jan Whitaker
To: marty at supine.com
Cc: link at anu.edu.au
Sent: 14/02/04 09:04
Subject: Re: [LINK] Damn! That fake "CD sales fell by" number again...
At 01:13 PM 13/02/04 +1100, you wrote:
>Personally, the only thing slowing my purchasing down is the copy
>"technology" being used by EMI (and possibly others). I can't bring
>to buy deliberately "damaged" silver discs (they aren't CDs as far as
>Phillips, are concerned) and then have to worry about compatibility
>with future hardware (CD, DVD and car audio) purchases.
Now that is an interesting piece of information. Rather than jump
about the impact of piracy, I wonder if any of the music producers are
considering market research to figure out why their sales are dropping
reasons that Marty mentions. It sure would provide a real help to their
dropping sales rather than chasing ghosts.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at melbpc.org.au -- http://member.melbpc.org.au/~jwhit/whitentr.htm
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