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The best of 2005 - the year in arts and entertainment - Boston Globe - Boston.com

Amid industry troubles, some sterling moments

Live 8, Stones, and U2 shows stood out

By Steve Morse
Globe Correspondent / December 25, 2005

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Last year, concert sales were down while album sales were up. This year, both took a turn for the worse. Ticket sales dropped 6.2 percent in North America compared with last year, and album sales slid 10 percent, according to Billboard. It seemed that Nero was playing a mean fiddle while the music business burned. (Full article: 1134 words)

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