Hollywood’s best box office years ever were 2009 and 2010. Net revenue from book sales was up 5.6 percent in 2010 from 2008. And sales of e-books, in particular, grew 1,274 percent in those two years.
In the music industry, while the decline in sales of physical recorded music continued, the global performance-rights market share increased an impressive 13 percent in 2010 over 2009. Even musical instrument sales increased 8 percent over 2009.