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    Uh oh. We've passed-peak vinyl and here comes the collapse

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    Great article. I always forward these along to friends when you post 'em.
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    It looks like record industry at all levels gets bigger hit because while there's less money in the industry it seems to be in abundance everywhere else (except people, of course). So not only it has to deal with the effects of the crysis within, it has to compete with other industries (through rent prices etc).
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    "The reason was piracy, they told us, and iPods, and iTunes, but that wasnít the real reason, I donít think."

    Yes, it was. Sales started dropping like a rock starting in 2000, the same year napster was introduced. That is not a coincidence.

    Prior to that, mom & pop stores weren't being killed off, were they?
    Stores of all kinds (and clubs) were driven out of Manhattan due to gentrification.

    Look at the timeline and ignore the dog and pony show.
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    Ma and pa stores were killed off by large chains like Tower followed by Best Buy and Walmart who were selling below cost as a loss leader to attract shoppers.
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    Notice the timeline.

    Mom & pop stores competed with with major retailers doing whatever for decades.

    Then after 2000 the canary (mom & pops) died and the miner (Tower Records, Sam Goody, Virgin Megastores) died shortly thereafter.

    Sam Goody 1951 - 2006

    Tower Records 1960 - 2006

    Virgin Megastores 1976 - 2009 (except for a few stores in the Middle East)
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    Of course hit occured at many different levels, but skyrocketing rent prices and competition with retail chains certainly didn't help the issue.
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    Of course hit occured at many different levels, but skyrocketing rent prices and competition with retail chains certainly didn't help the issue.

    No.

    It's the internet and facilitation of theft.

    And streaming, which is nothing more than "legal" theft.,
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    The decline began in the '90s as pop music turned into tuned, quantized cartoons.
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    It had nothing to do with music. There was plenty of shitty music in the decades leading up to 2000.

    Every single chart and graph I've seen shows the music industry's revenues dropping like a rock, starting in 2000 with the advent of napster and rampant piracy.




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    New title sales dropped like a rock a decade earlier. Napster took out the catalog sales that had been supporting the majors as people replaced their vinyl.
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    https://musiccanada.wordpress.com/20...adian-history/

    Count how many post 2000 diamond sales there are compared to the prior decades.
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