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The pie charts are fascinating. It turns out that the Walkman was more "disruptive" than the CD. 
Look at how quickly cassettes eclipse LPs after the Walkman comes along. For CDs to eclipse 
cassettes, it takes longer, into the 1990s. And look at how quickly downloads are growing, date it 
from when Amazon got into the market because that's when the floodgates really opened (Apple and 
Amazon competing on selection and convenience, Amazon usually winning on price). It was around the 
time that Amazon got in that many of the hold-out companies and artists started selling non-DRM 
downloads via one or the other. I read somewhere recently that Bob Seger is one of the last holdouts 
against downloads. His fame is not large enough to hold up the dam.

Also note the 2010 figures -- for all the press and hoopla, the vinyl-revival niche is tiny. But, 
according to participants I've asked, it's quite profitable.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Milan P Milovanovic" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Animated graph of music sales by format-last 30 years


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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Animated graph of music sales by format-last 30 years
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>> http://digitalmusicnews.com/stories/081611thirty
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>> I found this to be rather entertaining an informative and thought some of you might enjoy it.
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>> It moves quickly, so don't blink.
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>> Karl
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