The Market: Going Like Sixty

Recordings, be they 331 or 45 r.p.m., are going like sixty. According to a study just released by the CBS/Columbia group, annual record sales in the past decade have grown from $250 million to $650 million, new record releases from 6,157 (4,542 singles, 1,615 albums) to 10,662 (7,116 singles, 3,546 albums). Indicative of the nation's taste in music is the breakdown of albums recorded in 1965: pop music, 27% ; rock 'n' roll, 20% ; classical, 19% ; jazz, 9% ; country and western, 7% ; and folk, 4%. The remaining 14% is miscellaneous (religious, children's, etc.).

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