Christmas 2008: The Last Year of the Retail CD



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The music industry must move away from CDs as its primary revenue generator before Christmas 2009.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • CDs Paved the Way to the Current State
      • The Current State of Affairs
      • Why 2009 Must Be the Last Year for the Retail CD
      • No Longer a Revenue Driver, but a Marketing/Promotions Expense
      • Turning the Social Into Transaction Triggers: Search, Discovery and Recommendations
    • Recommendations
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