After Modest Growth, Recording Industry Future Still Unclear For the first time in years, the major recording labels would seem to have something to celebrate. Album sales grew modestly in 2004, after several consecutive years of declines. Sales of online downloads rose too. But the industry still faces an uncertain future.
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After Modest Growth, Recording Industry Future Still Unclear

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After Modest Growth, Recording Industry Future Still Unclear

After Modest Growth, Recording Industry Future Still Unclear

After Modest Growth, Recording Industry Future Still Unclear

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For the first time in years, the major recording labels would seem to have something to celebrate. Album sales grew modestly in 2004, after several consecutive years of declines. Sales of online downloads rose too. But the industry still faces an uncertain future.