Global music sales still tumbling


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  • Friday, 03 Oct 2003

LONDON: The battle-weary global music industry surveyed the wreckage of another dismal six months yesterday as global data showed music sales tumbled almost 11%, piling more pressure on music companies to do deals to survive. 

Despite big hits from pop queen Christina Aguilera and rapper 50 Cent, Internet downloading and CD-burning continued to ravage the industry, dragging music sales down to US$12.7bil in the first half this year, a leading industry body said. 

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