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In January, Bain & Company produced the following chart as part of their report on “Publishing in the Digital Age” (PDF): Bain Analysis Then on Tuesday, someone posted it on Flickr. Subsequently, Peter Kafka of Wall Street Journal's MediaMemo noticed it and passed it along to Jay Yarow, who made it Business Insider’s Chart of the Day on Wednesday, citing Kafka and the Flickr post. On Thursday, the excellent John Gruber at Daring Fireball linked to it and between those two postings the chart garnered a fair bit of attention, including from the likes of apparent digital music expert Bob Lefsetz (“First in Music Analysis”). No one seems to have tracked it back to the original source nor noticed what happened to catch my eye straight away: This chart sucks. What’s Wrong With It Oh, Bain – I hope no one has hired you for your expert “analysis” in this field: The Right Chart Recording Industry Association of America All discussion herein is for US recorded music as covered by the RIAA. 1.

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