p2pnet view Music:- Australian music is in a bad way. AND IT’S ALL DOWN TO THOSE PHKING PHILE SHARERS!!
First we learn Australians are stealing from the hard-pressed Hollywood studios.
Shame on you, Australians! Shame on you!
Then we learn the Oz music industry …
But wait! What’s this !?
Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music’s ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) says its calculations have “demonstrated the continued strong growth of digital products, with both number of units sold and dollar value up more than 30%”.
How can that be? Why, only today we learned “the growth of digital sales is not doing enough to offset the death of the CD” which if course also means the death of the Big 4 and, subsequently the death of all its **AAs.
Then comes the awful truth.
The “industry’s overall dollar value was down 13.9% on 2009″, admits ARIA.
And you know who’s behind that don’t you? Well, don’t you?
“Sales of physical product – including CD singles and albums, vinyl, cassettes and music video/DVD – declined year on year, with CD albums demonstrating the smallest decline, down 21% in value”, says ARIA.
Declares Denis Handlin AM (Handlin AM – some kind of award?), chairman & CEO Australia & New Zealand & president South East Asia & Korea, Sony Music Entertainment, “The illegal consumption of music is a constant challenge to our business and to our prospects of growth, and we continue to work with government and ISPs to address this matter.”
Cool. And, “Our goal as an industry is to make it easier for people to support the artists they love by embracing innovation and supporting new ways to sell music.”
That’s OK, then. While there’s life, there’s hope.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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