Rock Biz

It’s the end of the world as they see it

My New Years resolution has been to refrain from commenting so much on illegal downloading, the RIAA and the shenanigans of the music industry but the story Flip side to file sharing in the New York Daily News caught my interest. It seems that CD sales declined less than 1% in 2003 from 2002, a far cry from the 11% drop the RIAA has claimed. I realize that statistics can be meant to say just about anything but the RIAA don’t help themselves much in their arguments if these stats are accurate and judging from their source, they appear to be legit.