[78-L] Sales figures

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com
Sat May 21 07:51:08 PDT 2011

Mark Bardenwerper asked:
>   Is there any credence to the statement, "By 1932
> total record sales in the US hit an all-time low of 6 million,
> contrasting with the high of 140 million in 1927"?
> ---
Roland Gelatt has the following on p 255 in his "The Fabulous 
Phonograph"  (1955 edition):

"A total of six million records were sold in the United States during 
1932, approximately six per cent of the total record sales in 
1927...What had happened to the phonograph? Why had record sales dropped 
from 104,000,000 discs in 1927 to 6,000,000 in 1932...?"
Maybe the 140 million figure given by Burke was a typo.

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