Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Country LP Sales Drop By 30% In First Half Of '07

Craig Havighurst did some great work while he was Music Row reporter for the Tennessean, so when I see his byline, it gets my full attention.

Now, he's (among other things) a radio reporter and his latest story features some famailiar voices - Tim Dubois, Wade Jessen and Scott Borchetta - as a followup to a July NPR report on the "Music Business Still Groping for a Digital-Age Plan:"

(click here to listen to his report, which aired this afternoon) Country music album sales have dropped 30 percent at midyear, according to Nielsen/Soundscan — a dramatic drop for a genre that seemed to be weathering the overall drop in album sales that's afflicting the rest of the music industry.

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