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The early results are encouraging. Spotify claims that through Nov. 8 it has added more than 4 million new users, and Rdio logged a 30-fold increase in new-user registration. MOG claims it has had 375% growth in monthly active users on Facebook through Nov. 11. In all, the partnerships have resulted in 1.5 billion shares in less than two months.
“The more it shows up on the Facebook news feed, the more it explodes,” Denbo says.

The numbers alone are staggering. In 2011, three-day festivals Electric Daisy Carnival (June 24-26 in Las Vegas) and Ultra Music Festival (March 25-27 in Miami) drew 230,000 and 150,000 attendees, respectively, besting all prior attendance records. Dance-dedicated label Ultra Records broke the 100 million mark in monthly YouTube views: Its channel now has more than 1.3 billion total views, making it the fifth-most-watched music-focused channel overall. Even the fledgling Identity Festival, a 20-date tour that debuted this year, drew 150,000 total fans to traditional concert venues. The mainstream music industry took quick note: APA, Live Nation and Troy Carter’s Atom Factory all launched electronic-dedicated divisions this year.

This year has been a good one for the music industry, with digital music sales witnessing a steady growth. Worldwide online music revenue from end-user spending is on track to total $6.3 billion in 2011, up from $5.9 billion in 2010, according to Gartner. In the future, online music revenue is forecast to reach $6.8 billion in 2012 and grow to $7.7 billion in 2015

Nationally, 8.8 percent of students who were to begin repaying their loans in 2009 defaulted in 2010, the Fed found, a near doubling of the 4.6 percent default rate in 2005. The 2010 default rate for California was 7.8 percent, slightly below the national average, because a larger portion of California students attend public rather than private schools, which are more expensive.