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From TheJournal.ie RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled On The Slide

RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled

The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.

15 things only people who've worked in HMV will understand

15 things only people who've worked in HMV will understand

Empire Records it is not.

11 music struggles kids of today will never understand

STOP TALKING OVER THE BLOODY SONG!

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's biggest home-owned chain of record stores is still growing Golden Discs

Ireland's biggest home-owned chain of record stores is still growing

Sales at Golden Discs are bucking a global trend.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When did you last buy a music CD? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When did you last buy a music CD?

Today marks Independent Record Store Day, but many have moved away from physical music mediums.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confiscate contraband DVDs and cigarettes at Balbriggan market Counterfeits

Gardaí confiscate contraband DVDs and cigarettes at Balbriggan market

So far this year, 10 people have been arrested and prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods.

From TheJournal.ie HMV opens another new Irish store today — this time online Retail

HMV opens another new Irish store today — this time online

The online store will be in addition to its five other stores in the Republic of Ireland which reopened two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie How many of these once everyday items have you forgotten about? Obsolete This post contains images

How many of these once everyday items have you forgotten about?

The slew of new devices over the past 100 years means we’ve had to say goodbye to some items that were once staples in many people’s lives.

People love HMV... here's why Hmv Memories

People love HMV... here's why

Working, listening, hanging out, buying… HMV memories are everywhere today.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach Leaving Cert

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.

The burning question*: Do you prefer to buy CDs or (legal) downloads? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you prefer to buy CDs or (legal) downloads?

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns Riots

Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns

Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.

From TheJournal.ie 7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue Bailout Republic?
From TheJournal.ie Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before Bond Markets

Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before

Bad sign: purchasing insurance against an Irish bond default is more expensive today than it has ever been.

ON FOOT of the record cost of borrowing for the Irish state – which today closed at 7.141% – has seen the cost of insuring against an Irish default hit record levels once more. Earlier this afternoon the cost of an Irish ‘credit default swap’ hit 5% for just the second time – meaning that borrowers with €10m in Irish debt will have to pay €500,000 a year to insure themselves against the cost of a bailout. It means the world’s markets believe there to be a 28% chance that Ireland will fail to meet its repayment obligations in the next five years.