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2000s Music Industry Statistics
The genre of Classical Music experienced an overall decline in the 2000s, according to data from Peter Hart Research and Taylor Research & Consulting Group, as reported on RIAA.com in the RIAA's 2008 Consumer Profile. The genre's high mark of the decade was 2001 with 3.2 market share before descending to 1.9 market share by 2008. The genre suffered its worst drop in 2004, falling from 3.0 to 2.0 market share, then remaining under 2.5 the next four years.
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