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Album sales up, tickets down, and talent was through the roof

CDs and digital tracks, not concerts, were the big draws in a banner year

By Steve Morse
Globe Staff / December 26, 2004

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The term ''flip-flop" was well used in presidential politics this year, but it could also describe what happened with the concert-ticket business and album sales in 2004. Entering the year, the concert industry was coming off its two best-selling years while album sales were plummeting, but those trends each went the other way this year as industry analysts scrambled to ... (Full article: 968 words)

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