Coldplay: Bad For The Music Business?

You know it’s bad when Coldplay is the record business’ next great hope. Not that there’s anything wrong with Coldplay — it’s just that we’re not exactly in the middle of a British Invasion, and rock bands fronted by thirtysomething divorcés are not exactly the Next Big Thing. Still, in a year of sharply declining album sales (16 percent) and track sales (12 percent), the band’s strong-selling upcoming album could be . . . helpful. Learn more here.

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