The Register: Music sales rise despite RIAA’s best efforts


While most companies would brag about a rise in profits, the music labels seem to agonize over the recent upturn. One thing is for sure, suing more teenagers and grandmothers won’t help their cause.

“The upshot of this is that consumers are meant to ignore higher sales of cheap CDs, a sour overall economy for the last three years, lawsuits against consumers, a price-fixing scandal, a Harvard study that shows no line between file-trading and lower sales and believe that piracy is driving a slowdown in overall music sales. Makes perfect sense. No wonder the RIAA is agonizing over increased recent revenue.”