February-March 2010

Vol. 14, No. 5: February-March 2010
Business Changes Create New Niche Market
Collectors Seeking Higher Quality Buy Final CD Pressings

Welcome to the February edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. As referred to in our "Game Over" column, CD collecting has seemingly passed over from mainstream activity to audiophile pursuit during 2009, and to that end, quality-conscious music fans are quietly snapping up the last remaining available discs. As such, we've added 10 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by David Stockden, Bernard Alcorn, Patrick Butler, Borislav Mitic, Mr. Fastfinger, Svilen Mikov, Infinite Loop, Will Brady and the Melodic Soloists compilation. You can now listen to and order 1891 instrumental releases by 1181 different artists.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Where did they all go? Quality conscious, savvy collectors are grabbing up the last of `em.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney helps you find the blind faith that was once there.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Acoustically Combining Ethnic Influences

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Guitar Nine

Ambient Neo-Progressive Cyber-Rock

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Guitar Nine

Fluid, Laid-Back Jazz

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Guitar Nine

Solo Bass Rarity

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Regardless of the economic slowdown, people tend to want to download a lot of their music for free, thus leaving artists without income that would be generated through royalties from CD sales.