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A couple articles from the NY Times recently.

First of all, Apple apparently now has more leverage than Wal-Mart:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/business/media/02apple.html
One thing not made clear -- aren't CD's still out-selling downloads on a dollar basis? So, wouldn't 
the largest retailer of CD's still have more leverage?

Secondly, a hit ain't what it used to be:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/arts/music/31swif.html
Thinking back, though, in the days when the really timeless hits were being produced -- the songs 
that are endlessly (and badly) copied by the last two generations of would-be crooners -- 2+ million 
units sold in 11 weeks would be a megahit.

-- Tom Fine