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Online Music Sales Trending Upward
2011-11-09 06:44:17

Gartner, a technology research firm, expects online music revenues to be up 7 percent this year to $6.3 billion. Services such as iTunes and Spotify are leading the trend as they gain momentum. Gartner forecasts that by 2015 online music spending will rise to more than $7.7 billion from $5.9 billion in 2010. They also predict in the same period that music CD revenues will fall from $15 billion to $10 billion. Reuters notes that CD sales are especially hurt by music piracy as well as...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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