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the industry's perfect storm
Musicians, record industry insiders and journalists examine the forces that have emerged over the last 20 years that have helped push the music industry to the verge of collapse.

the corporatization of the music industry
Insiders' views on whether the consolidation of record labels has hurt artistry and sales.

the invention of the cd
A look at the boom years of CDs, the problems it masked, and the CD's role in the industry's unraveling.

the mtv effect
The pros and cons of MTV's impact on musicians and the record business.

internet piracy
Examining the record industry's response to downloading. Is it really the source of the current financial crisis?

the wal-mart effect
What's been the impact on the record business of discount retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy?

radio consolidation
What happens when a handful of huge corporations, owning thousands of radio stations, get to determine the playlists?


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posted may 27, 2004

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