Music Industry Ends a Down Year

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The success of iTunes and the advent of other licensed music downloading services contributed to a down year for traditional music retailers, analysts say. Music industry insiders say the business landscape will be reshaped somewhat in 2004 after the Bronfman-Warner Music deal is completed, but they expect downloaded music to set the tone. NPR's Rick Karr reports.



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