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Death of the Album

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Date: Mar 27, 2007 - 10:30 AM
The MafiAA/Music Industry's latest nightmare: they finally succeeded in killing the album.

Because of this shift in listener preferences ? a trend reflected everywhere from blogs posting select MP3s to reviews of singles in Rolling Stone ? record labels are coming to grips with the loss of the album as their main product and chief moneymaker.

In response, labels are re-examining everything from their marketing practices to their contracts. One result is that offers are cropping up for artists like Candy Hill to record only ring tones or a clutch of singles, according to talent managers and lawyers.




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