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New sales data from the RIAA indicate that record sales are up 1 percent for the first half of 2011 as compared to 2010. Total album sales in the first half of 2011 totaled 155.5 million, up from 153.9 million in 2010. A one percent gain might seem meaningless in any other industry, but we're talking about music sales, which have been declining every single year since 2004. There is, of course, a great deal of change going on underneath that single macro percentage point. Music consumption patterns have shifted dramatically in the past seven years. CD sales continue to decline, but a portion of... Read more...