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Could CD Quality Downloads Be An Answer To The Sales Slump?
Posted: December 15, 2008
SEATTLE (Hypebot) Is it possible that super-high quality lossless music downloads could play a role in bringing consumers back to the habit of paying for music? Some evidence may point in that direction; particularly among the tech savvy crowd that were among the first adopt file-sharing and can be the hardest to please.

Ian Rogers reports that two of his Topspin Media's most famous clients found surprising success with FLAC and Apple Lossless formats. "12% of all David Byrne and Brian Eno fans took the FLAC option, and 21% of those purchasing (Paul McCartney') The Fireman record direct from TheFiremanMusic.com took one of the lossless options ."

Not earth shattering, but significant and worth watching. Ian tells the rest of the story on the Topsin Media blog.

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