Music Biz Sales Up

UK markets first reported it, then Australia’s record industry tried to suppress it, now US sales figures suggest the trend has spread here: record sales are up. Yes, despite the RIAA’s whining and lawsuits (and P2P’s continued growth despite those lawsuits), record sales are up in the US.

BBC News reports US record sales up 9% after a claimed four year slump.

This story deserves more attention, but for now I’ll just have to link to my earlier stories about music industry wackiness:

Music industry using P2P to drive sales

The coming copyright war (it’s actually already here, you just don’t know it)

P2P, DMCA, RIAA, lawsuits

Why somebody should bitch-slap the record industry