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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 22

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile AmericaMonday, June 22nd. One man's devotion to classical music led to a major advance in the music recording industry. Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS Labs was fed up with the frequent record disc flips and swaps required to play a symphony in the then-current 78 rpm format, which held only three to five minutes per side. So he developed the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing record — first shown to the public this week in 1948, and the standard for decades to follow. A similar revolution occurred in the 1980s, as CDs began displacing LPs.  But the vinyl LP still clings to a small market share that actually grew 40 percent last year. Whatever the medium, the market for music is great enough to sustain nearly 17 hundred sound recording studios in the U.S. Profile America is in  its 19th  year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 7012
Goldmark and the LP: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Peter_Carl_Goldmark.aspx 
78 rpm capacity: http://www.library.yale.edu/cataloging/music/historyof78rpms.htm 
Sales, streaming and vinyl: http://variety.com/2014/music/news/music-sales-fall-albums-digital-downloads-losses-1201257795/ 
Sound recording studios/NAICS 512240: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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