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The chart above provides an interesting perspective. It seems fairly logical at this point, as we spend more and more time connected to the Internet, that most industries will, in the long term, need to find a way to adapt to the digital world. Today, as a result, several other industries now find themselves searching for a viable digital model. Yet as other industries struggle to maintain profits in a world where information is easily accessible for free via the Internet, music sales are now predominantly digital. Sure, there are still many issues to resolve when it comes to creating a stable and profitable business model in the modern music industry, but it's interesting to take a step back and realize that, despite complaints of a myopic approach to solving these issues, music is actually leading the charge.