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Old 11th July 2012
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Lives for gear
In Holland there is a tax on empty CD-R's. As was on cassette tapes. Wich could explain the dip we see around 1997. Since the '80's it was common to copy the record to a cassette wich would be played back in the car. An '80's car had around 10 to 40 cassettes in them...

The money wich is paid for empty CD-R's was alot. And it did not go to the little artist... .

Currently we see sales wich end up by the little guy... Wich does not end up in the big statistics. Because they cannot count them.. Let's say every household buys a cd from a teen band who printed between 20 to 500 cd's. Those sales do not end up in the big sales... Does soundclick provide statistics to these statistic makers about their sales and revenue? I think not...

This could tell us some big parties are loozing marketshare after all. And the total market is bigger...