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Global music sales rise for first time since 1999

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The music industry announced Tuesday the first lift in global sales since 1999, suggesting that the long-awaited fightback against the digital revolution has begun. 

Carly Rae Jepsen performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York, December, 31, 2012. Jepsen topped the global singles chart for 2012 with her single "Call Me Maybe."

Sales rose 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion in 2012, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents some 1,400 record companies worldwide.

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