Updated: Aug 10, 2009, 10:38 PM ET
Slumping CD sales and the increasing influence of iTunes over the music industry have taken a toll on the once reliable revenues of movie soundtracks -- and that’s left studios increasingly reluctant to release soundtracks to many films.
But gone forever are the days of “The Bodyguard,” the best selling soundtrack of all time -- thanks to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” -- moving 17 million copies,
It was a far cry from 2004's "Garden State."
It’s also true of “Twilight” -- with music by Paramore, Muse and the movie’s heartthrob star Robert Pattison.
If today’s singles-oriented consumer is alerted to one song in a movie and finds that the soundtrack is a compilation, he will just go somewhere else to buy the song, whether that be another album by the artist or illegal download.
“It definitely puts an impact on potential soundtrack sales,” she told TheWrap.
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