Downloads Boost Music Sales For First Time In Four Years

From FMQB.COM: "After a four-year decline, album sales jumped slightly in 2004 with 666.7 million albums sold last year, compared to  656.2 million in 2003, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Overall. Continue reading

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New radio Formats Try To Compete

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST: "Radio, losing a generation of listeners to music downloading and facing threats from satellite and Internet radio, is finally starting to fight back. The nation’s biggest radio. Continue reading

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Sirius To Launch Video Service

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Wednesday announced that they have plans to add video to its premium radio service next year, landing a deal to use Microsoft Corp.’s media software. Continue reading

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Hypebot Is Seeking Nominations For 2004’s Top Campaigns, Trends, and Products In Music

As the year draws to a close we’re seeking nominations for a list of the top campaigns, trends and products shaping the music industry in 2004-2005. Nominations are being accepted. Continue reading

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MTV2’s “Video Mods” Show Blends Music Video And Game Characters

Adage.com writes about an innovative MTV2 show that is “a self-described (by its host) “cross-breeding bastard” of a program that is a captivating experiment in branded entertainment. “ “The show. Continue reading

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New System Identifies Initial P2P Uploader

WATCH OUT P2P USERS: BayTSP, a provider of peer-to-peer file-sharing tracking services for the movie and music industries, announced on Monday the launch of a new system called FirstSource, which. Continue reading

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Christmas Online Sales Look Good For Music

In her MediaPost email column OnLineSpin Seana Mulcahy reports on revenue growth at inline retailers from Nov 1-Mid December including some strong results for music sales. Category 2004 Revenue in. Continue reading

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Rich Esra Wraps Up The Year In A&R And Predicts The Future

Rich Esra publisher of the Music Business Registry has published an extensive year end wrap up on GEMS TotalAccessLive.com web site of trends in the recording industry starting with label. Continue reading

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HITS MAGAZINE RELEASES LIST OF 2004’S HITS AND MISSES

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BILLBOARD PUBLISHES YEAR IN MUSIC

Billboard has published portions of it’s year end wrap up and charts online here.  "This special section will give you a peek at where your favorite artists landed on some. Continue reading

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