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Now that 2008 is building up steam, the American Songwriter news squad will resume posting daily news updates. Before we begin our news blitz, here is an abbreviated list of interesting happenings from the holiday break:

Now that 2008 is building up steam, the American Songwriter news squad will resume posting daily news updates. Before we begin our news blitz, here is an abbreviated list of interesting happenings from the holiday break:

  • Album sales were down 14.9% in 2007
  • eMusic recorded its biggest Christmas since its doors opened in 2004. They now claim to have 400,000 subscribers
  • The Sirius/XM merger remains up in the air
  • The RIAA is suing an Arizona man for downloading legally purchased CDs to his computer and making them available to P2P networks
  • Jay-Z stepped down as President of Def Jam
  • Several fantastic musicians left us, including jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, ex-Rogue Wave member Evan Farrell and Irish pop-singer Joe Dolan

It’s great to be back, and we wish all of our readers a Happy New Year!

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