07 January 2010

Digital music sales increasing in US

According to Nielsen SoundScan on music sales in the U.S. for 2009, the physical media sales is still in decline, while digital music sales is paving its way to become the top notch.

Despite economic downturns US Music industry sales for this year have reached new heights with sales of over $ 1.5 billion which means only a arginal increase of 2.1%, compared to 2008. This sales is Scattered over albums, singles, digital downloads and music videos.

Sales of physical music albums have suffered the biggest decline with a decrease of 12.7% compared to 2008, there are sales to end at $ 374 million. Conversely, sales of digital tracks gone up by $ 8.3% to just over $ 1.1 billion. The digital sales were therefore for the whole 40% of music sales in the U.S. in 2009.

The report also shows that there has been much more storsællerter among individual numbers of the digital markets. In 2008 achieved 71 songs to sell over 1 million. copies, in 2009 this figure had risen to 89 songs. 2009 were also at the year when a number for the first time sold more than 4 million. copies, which even reached for the entire four songs, "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Got a Feeling" from Black Eyed Peas, "Poker Face" from Lady Gaga and "Right Round" by rapper Flo Rida.

The good sales are, however, still concern in the music industry, since growth is not near it, reached in 2008 when the total music sales grew by 10% and digital sales had shot up to a 27% increase.

The largest increase in 2009 in sales of digital albums, which have risen by 16%, but still far behind last year's increase of 32%.

Follow the source to read the albums that have fared best in 2009, including both physical and digital sales.


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