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Sales For Musical Artists Plunge. Next Victim: Authors

Posted at 8:22AM Monday 06 Aug 2012

if you substitute "authors" for "recording artists" and "books" for "albums", you would realize at once, as I did, that in one significant area the two professions are interchangeable.

The significant area is piracy. NPR's David Lowery attributes the plummet in sales directly to illegal downloading.

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