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2005 Was A Crap Year For The Music Industry

Posted by: Frank Giaramita (01/15/06)
According to RollingStone.com, 2005 was the worst year ever for the music industry.
          
 
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09:06 PM on 01/15/06
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but an excellent year for music, in my opinion.
09:07 PM on 01/15/06
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not surprising, this year will probably be worse.
09:07 PM on 01/15/06
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Whammy.
09:07 PM on 01/15/06
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Originally Posted by yanggoh
but an excellent year for music, in my opinion.

I liked 04 better myself. Mainly because most of the albums I wanted in 04 that were due in 05 were either dissappointing or not something I would listen to anymore.

Bad timing on my part.
09:10 PM on 01/15/06
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When the industry quits trying to sell 10 million copies of shit albums, they will start to gain again.

Quantity is dead.
09:11 PM on 01/15/06
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Originally Posted by yanggoh
but an excellent year for music, in my opinion.
2006>2005
09:12 PM on 01/15/06
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Tru dat.
09:15 PM on 01/15/06
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Originally Posted by yanggoh
but an excellent year for music, in my opinion.
yep. my favorite in quite a while.
09:16 PM on 01/15/06
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i've discovered many good bands this year, so i wouldn't say it was the worst
09:16 PM on 01/15/06
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Man I just read the last paragraph and I think it may go in my sig:


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As the majors stumbled, independent labels gained market share, accounting for eighteen percent of CD sales in '05. Indie labels proved especially adept at Internet marketing via outlets like MySpace; the emo label Victory Records sold 558,000 copies of Hawthorne Heights' album The Silence in Black and White without radio play. And several hip indie acts -- the Arcade Fire, Interpol and Bright Eyes -- sold more than 250,000 copies each. The indie model of earning profits on a broad range of small-scale releases, rather than focusing on blockbusters, may offer a new direction for the majors. "The major labels want to say the glass is half full," says Gwen Stefani's manager Jim Guerinot. "I think everybody's getting the message: You better get a fucking smaller glass. The music business is a different game."
09:17 PM on 01/15/06
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Originally Posted by CorporateFish
2006>2005

agreed, it's already better and nothing has come out yet.
09:19 PM on 01/15/06
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since when did we start listening to rollingstone?
09:22 PM on 01/15/06
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welcome to the public's ears music industry.....
09:25 PM on 01/15/06
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best year ever.
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