Good news from the music world: apparently, sales in the music industry are rising, and sales via internet service providers in St. Louis Missouri and other cities are being congratulated. Although the rise isn’t a significant amount – a .03% increase – it represents an encouraging indicator that music sales may be on the mend after many years of suspected failure.
Digital revenue was a struggle to obtain during the many years that sales were declining, due to the inability of companies to create business models that could battle online piracy efforts. But last year, sales finally grew enough to offset floundering CD sales. Among the growing sales of items are downloaded singles and albums from services like iTunes and subscription offerings form services like Rhapsody. Subscribers to the latter rose a whopping forty-four percent in 2012, which translates to 20 million people.