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Music Sales Are Up…By 1%

Posted by on July 7, 2011

According to Nielsen SoundScan’s 2011 mid-year report, total album sales (which includes CDs, digital albums, LPs and other media) have increased in the first six months of 2011 over the same period last year. How big of an increase are we talking here? Well…only by 1%. Ok, so before you laugh, take into consideration how […]

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SoundScan Reclassifies Numerous Indie Retailers

Posted by on January 12, 2010

SoundScan has announced the reclassification of 21 small retail chains and their 213 locations to count their sales alongside indie retailers. Previously these chains, like New England’s famous Newbury Comics, were considered large enough to be lumped in with megachains like Best Buy and FYE. Retail spokespeople like NARM President Jim Donio are pleased with […]

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