Monday, May 12, 2003

THE PEOPLE THE RIAA ARE ATTACKING ARE THE ONES WHO FEED ITS CHILDREN, PART 3322: Another week, more evidence that downloading tracks tneds to generate real sales rather than replace them: Researchers have found a correlation between music downloading and music purchases. Nielsen/NetRatings (NTRT: news, chart, profile) reported 22 percent of Internet users downloaded music during the past 30 days, and 71 percent of them bought music online or offline in the past three months. The most popular genres for purchases were rap, dance and club, R&B, soul music and rock. "Understanding the music that sells well online and offline will be crucial to generating revenue along the way," said Greg Bloom, senior Internet analyst. [Source: CBS Marketwatch] Now, maybe they'll stop fretting about the downloads and get round to releasing some new stuff worth our money?

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