Set of data on digital music sales appears to point more to the old 80/20 rule than towards Chris Anderson's long tail. Especially surprising is a very large set of titles that never sell in a digital space.
John Bracken's picks for influential writing about the media in 2008. Some great stuff in here, lots of links worth following.
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This “long tail contradicted” study by Will Page shouldn’t necessarily be taken at face value. Benoit Felten has blogged a critique here: http://www.fiberevolution.com/2008/11/cutting-the-long-tail-short.html
and Chris Anderson himself has jumped in
For starters, Will Page does not reveal the source of the data he analyzed . . .