[d@DCC] Resources ?
david.fedoruk at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 01:35:21 EST 2006
On 1/5/06, Chris Brand <Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com> wrote:
> Is there a one-stop-shop where I can go for facts to
> back up my arguments ?
> For example, I wanted to quote the "big four" members
> of the CRIA, the amount of money the music industry received
> from the private copying levy and the percentage drop in
> CD sales in the US last year. I eventually found all three
> pieces of information, but it was a long hard struggle (and
> I'm pretty good with Google and well-versed in this stuff).
> Writing letters to editors, questions to candidates, press
> releases, etc would be much easier if these kind of facts
> were gathered together in some way. Does this gathering
> already exist ?
The amount of money they recieved from that levy should be easily
availalbe. That is a real number, but the drop in CD sales is not a
real hard number. It is skewed somewhat because i believe that a
downloaded album from an online store lik iTunes is counted as an
So, CD sales are not really CD sales. You would need the numbers from
the SoundScan people who get it directly from the point of sale at
retailers. But that doesnt' take into account CD sales in places where
there is no point of sale. Concert venues may not have point of sale
ane neither would individual bands.
You might get some dependable US numbers from Billboard because they
use a consistant trackiing method. But does anyone collect that
information for Canada? Is there a Music Retail magazine in Canada
since the demise of The Record?
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