Susan Boyle Tops YouTube's Most-Watched List

Susan Boyle Tops YouTube's Most-Watched List

Susan Boyle Tops YouTube's Most-Watched List
Susan Boyle's audition for "Britain's Got Talent" was the most-watched video on YouTube in 2009 with more than 120 million views. In the music category, Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" ranked as YouTube's top music video with more than 82 million views. Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" and "Party In The U.S.A." were second and third, respectively, followed by the Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat" and Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down." (12/17)

New Site Opposes Live Nation/Ticketmaster Merger
A new Web site, Ticketdisaster.org, has been launched with the purpose of addressing how the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster could have a negative impact on both the entertainment industry and consumers. The site includes information on how the merger could potentially raise ticket prices and promote anti-competitive practices. The site is a partnership between Consumer Action, the Consumer Federation of America and the National Association of Ticket Brokers, among other groups. (12/17)

RIAJ Reports Double-Digit Decline
The Recording Industry Association of Japan reported the production of 196.4 million audio units from January through November 2009, a 13 percent decline compared to the year-ago period, and a total unit value of $2.6 billion, a 14 percent drop. CD production totaled 192.5 million units, a 13 percent year-over-year decline, equaling a value of $2.5 billion, a 14 percent drop. (12/17)

Chrysalis Reports 2009 Profit
UK-based Chrysalis Music Publishing reported a profit of $5.3 million in 2009, compared to a loss of $1.6 million in 2008, and a 16.3 percent increase in revenue to $101.4 million. The company also reported an 18.6 percent increase in net publisher's share to $21.6 million. Chrysalis' strong performance was driven by strong chart performances by artists such as the Cribs, David Gray, White Lies, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others. (12/17)
 

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