The music business gets off the gurney
Global music sales rose in 2012 for the first time since 1999, reports the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
The rise wasn't huge, just 0.3 percent, and the total sales figure of $16.5 billion did not come close to the music industry's peak year bonanza of $38 billion, but growth is always better than relentless decline. People are giddy.
From the New York Times: