Music Biz Hopes Fall Releases Are A Hit
September 6, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
After a particularly anemic year that saw double-digit declines in album sales and no true blockbuster CDs, the recording industry is looking to its fall releases to deliver some much-needed multi-platinum magic.
There's reason for some hope, as the acts expected to release CDs before year's end have delivered in the past: MARIAH CAREY, ALICIA KEYS, RASCAL FLATTS, CARRIE UNDERWOOD and even BRITNEY SPEARS. Next week, the fall season begins with what is being hyped as an epic sales battle, with KANYE WEST and 50 CENT putting out CDs on the same day.
"It's impossible to predict which artist will have the runaway hit to 'save' the industry, but there are some very, very strong candidates," said ZOMBA LABEL GROUP VP/Nat'l Sales BOB ANDERSON.
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