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Fantastic article. I think that's the first time I've seen a mainstream press article get it right.

Thanks for posting.
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From the article:

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if we compare countries with a high frequency of piracy – and little effort to tackle it – with those with lower rates of piracy a telling picture emerges.Spain, who along with Brazil has the highest rate (45%) of internet users getting their music from illegal sites, has seen overall music sales fall by around 55% in the past five years (last year alone it declined by 22%). In contrast South Korea, whose government has taken action against illegal downloading, is one of the few countries seeing an overall growth in revenue for recorded music by 10% in the first half of 2010.
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It appears the new local acts have suffered the biggest setback from Spain's recording industry bottoming out. In 2004, local acts accounted for nearly 80% of all sales. That share has now shrunk to 40%. The steep decline in revenue has seen label investment in new acts drying up. In the past two years, not a single new Spanish artist has featured in the country's top 50 selling albums, compared to 10 in 2003.
But of course that "isn't proof"......
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http://bpi.co.uk/press-area/news-amp...ainstream.aspx

Does this conclusion make sense?

...the encouraging digital albums sales of 21.0m, growing 30.6% on last year’s sales of 16.1m...


The singles market recorded an all-time sales high of 161.8m, 5.9% up on 2009’s tally of 152.7m



“Yet however encouraging it is to see the digital market grow, this must be seen against the bigger picture. Despite unprecedented demand for music, and strong innovation offering consumers new ways to access music online, legal downloads are unable to offset the decline in CD sales because they are dwarfed by illegal competition.
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Yes.
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Max Hole, the chief operating officer of Universal Music Group International

really? that's his name?
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BPI | Music Sales Dip Further in 2010 but Digital Albums Hit the Mainstream

Does this conclusion make sense?

...the encouraging digital albums sales of 21.0m, growing 30.6% on last year’s sales of 16.1m...


The singles market recorded an all-time sales high of 161.8m, 5.9% up on 2009’s tally of 152.7m



“Yet however encouraging it is to see the digital market grow, this must be seen against the bigger picture. Despite unprecedented demand for music, and strong innovation offering consumers new ways to access music online, legal downloads are unable to offset the decline in CD sales because they are dwarfed by illegal competition.
Is this a lead in to one of those "every single stream of revenue must be shrinking and all industry must die before piracy can ever be considered a real problem" arguments?
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Is this a lead in to one of those "every single stream of revenue must be shrinking and all industry must die before piracy can ever be considered a real problem" arguments?
No.
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