Dies ist meine Diplomarbeit, verfasst und veröffentlicht in der Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur in Paris im Jahr 2008.
The music industry is in a veritable crisis after years of losses and declining sales.
In 2007, negative growth in terms of unit sales and total value of music sold
peaked at -20% – a record since the advent of the Internet era and the rise of filesharing
networks (“P2P”). Sales are falling in all national markets and distribution
chains and retail stores are abandoning the physical product which accelerates the
decline. Music companies (recording and publishing) experience serious financial
troubles and are neglecting the development of new artists.