Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Curmudgeons Rejoice!

Since before Elvis first shook his pelvis onstage, there has always been a small but very vocal portion of music fans who have insisted that older songs are better. Well now, those of us who fall into that category can shout a hearty "I told you so!" as MSN Music News reports that for the first time ever old albums are outselling new ones. (So that's where our album sales are going!) According to Nielson music analyst, David Bakula, the primary catalyst for the trend is cost: Catalog albums are usually priced between $5.99 and $10.99, while new albums are often $13-$18. "I really, truly do believe that there probably is a consumer that is buying music here that wasn't buying music in the past," Speaking of which, for today only you can pick up your very own digital copy of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison for only $2.99 at Amazon.

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