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Online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011: Gartner | Reuters

Many consumers took early advantage of the Internet to illegally share music through services like Napster, hurting music labels like Universal, Warner and EMI that still dominate the industry. via  Reuters.

Adele, Lady Gaga power music recovery | Reuters

According to data released on Wednesday by tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan, overall album sales rose 3.6 percent to 221.5 million units during the first half of 2011, the first increase since 2004.While it is too early to judge if the trend will last through the year, an annual increase would be only the second in […]

Lady Gaga breaks iTunes records, says on drunk diet

via Reuters. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” has become the fastest-selling single ever on Apple’s iTunes store worldwide, racking up more than one million downloads in five days, Apple said on Friday.