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The week the music died?

With illegal downloading now rampant, sales of CDs in Ireland have reached their lowest point to date

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

31st October, 2009

When music industry chiefs picked up their most recent sales reports two weeks ago, they were in for a nasty shock. The figures revealed that the Irish music industry - already hugely depressed as a result of illegal downloading - had hit a new low.

According to Chart-Track, which compiles the official Irish music chart for the Irish Recorded Music Association, the new album from Colombian singer Shakira, She Wolf, had managed to reach the...

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