CD industry seeks niche

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Harry Shearer points to the separate markets available for the recorded music industry. The customers that buy CDs are still there, but no-one's targetting albums to them. This is separate to the market for Apple's Music Store, which is for people who'll save money by only buying the one or two songs off an album they've heard on the radio (Kazaa users). This is a separate market also from the people who use Soulseek to download 5 albums each day - the voracious music fans who'll only be happy with a subcription service or on-demand streaming of a huge music library (as Emusic goes part of the way to providing). In other words, the record industry has to stop suing people for not buying a product they don't provide.