Posted at 12:15 PM on July 24, 2007
by Don Lee
Of course I'm biased, but the news that radio negatively affects record sales just doesn't make sense.
Yes, it's true that if you've got a radio you don't need to buy records in order to hear music. But I'd argue that unless you have a radio you're much less likely to want to buy records.
I have a feeling that radio creates the biggest share of the market for recordings. When I buy a CD it's most often because I've already heard the music or the particular performance, usually on the radio, and I like it so well that I want to listen to it whenever I choose.
While we wait for experts to weigh in on the validity of this research, how about some anecdotal evidence: Does radio encourage or discourage your record buying?