this year's NARM convention, Aug. 11-14 in San Diego, could take on a different tone, as first-half 2005 album sales were down 7.6 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Read Ed Christman's column.

this year's NARM convention, Aug. 11-14 in San Diego, could take on a different tone, as first-half 2005 album sales were down 7.6 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Read Ed Christman's column.

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