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December 29, 2005

"Peak Napster" Observation

Atrios notes a peculiar correlation in a music industry sales chart:

Oddly, the years of "peak Napster" were also the years of peak album sales.

My godfather (who is a top recording engineer in the music business) was just saying the same thing to me the other day. Hm. That can't mean anything, can it?

Graphic below the fold.


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