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Signs November 7, 2007

Posted by David Card in Media.

This is not a good thing for the music industry.

    The Eagles’ first studio release in 28 years, “Long Road Out of Eden,” sold about 711,000 copies last week, according to preliminary data released by tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. Spears sold a modest 290,000 copies of her album, “Blackout.”

Still, super-serving fans — even old ones, if you can’t create any new ones — is absolutely critical in the face of continuing industry shrinkage. Not sure that exclusive deals with Wal-Mart counts as super-serving, though.

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