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Digital Music Revenues Grew to $5.2 billion In 2011

Jarrod Mains from Streaming Specialist thought you might be interested in this report: Licensed Digital music services, and access to them, grew at an unprecedented global rate in 2011, according to the new Digital Music Report 2012 from worldwide recording industry trade group IFPI. With the arrival of established services like Spotify and iTunes in new markets, major music services are now open in 58 countries, compared to 23 one year ago.Digital music revenues grew by eight percent globally in 2011 to $5.2 billion – a faster rate than in 2010 – with digital download purchases up 17 percent. Globally 32 percent of industry revenues are now derived from digital, while in the United States digital returns surpassed physical in 2011. Despite this progress, the report also highlights the continued barrier that piracy poses to sustainable growth in the digital music market. IFPI and Nielsen estimate that one in four international Internet users (28 percent) regularly access unlicensed services.

Jarrod Mains

Streaming Specialist

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Mustang Sally Band Busy Rippin Up Switzerland

Mustang Sally performed to record crowds at the annual Schützenhaus Albisgütli Country Music Festival in Zürich, Switzerland on March 16, 17, and 18.

Their second consecutive appearance at the festival, featured the super group gaining worldwide attention. With three sold out performances. the girls set new records for the festival as they were the overwhelming best of the festival, and continue to gain a growing number of new fans to their already large fan base.

Country Radio Switzerland and the fans agreed that “Music is universal,” no matter where Mustang Sally plays their music. We are seeing the emergence of Mustang Sally as the hottest group in music running the race to the top of the music charts. You can check out the girls at the following: http://mustangsallyband.com

Marty Martel

Pres., BKD Promotions

Ph.(615) 822-6713

Fx.(615) 824-3830

http://www.bkdpromotions.com

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