I originally posted the following information and commentary upon my Facebook wall…
For the First Time in History, Society is Rejecting “New” Music – Old Music is Outselling New Releases:
(Jay Syrmopoulos) For the first time in music history “catalogue album sales” – defined as any release over 18 months old, outsold current releases by 4.3 million, according to data compiled by Nielsen. To give some perspective, only a decade ago current music sales dominated catalogue music by over 150 million albums.
My Commentary: No surprise, there. The mainstream music monopoly imagined that it would be able to churn out mindless drivel, in perpetuity, and that listeners would simply lower their standards, and learn to expect less. Fuck the FCC and the RIAA!
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