Cooper, Peter
May 2008
Mix;May2008, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p24
The article reports on the success of the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee. Sony BMG head Joe Galante indicates that the country music's top 75 albums was sold for about 330,000 total units in March 2008, accounting The Eagles and the Alison Krauss/Robert Plant duets album. However, the model that worked in so spectacularly in 1990s is failing and the big box retailers that have been the country's sales backbone are shrinking their compact disc sections and demanding lower prices.


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