US music sales up 3.1 percent in 2012 thanks to digital single sales

By Shawn Knight
Jan 4, 2013
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  1. Digital music is now responsible for more than half of all music sales in the US, according to figures recently released by Nielsen. It's a milestone for the industry as it's the first time that digital sales have topped physical...

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  2. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    Video game and movie industry. Pay attention, this is how is gonna be.
  3. Duckula22

    Duckula22 TS Rookie Posts: 55

    As the music business executive that I am (I'm not) I have to always whine about piracy, and how we're being devastated by it, even when in reality business is good. It kinda sucks we can't charge $20 for a CD anymore, though.
  4. Music does not sell because the product poor.

    make better music and people will start buying again.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,875   +1,526

    If you don't mind me asking, did you ever actually pay $20.00 for a reasonably current CD
  6. Duckula22

    Duckula22 TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Of course not. I was being sarcastic towards those whining execs.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,875   +1,526

    Well Ducky, one of the saddest days of my life was when they installed this new forum software, and it omits the ":roleyes:" emoticon! I practically lived and died with it at the ready.

    But speaking of album prices, I bought an MP-3 copy of Taylor Swift's "Red", for $1.99, during a one day sale at Amazon. Don't know if I'll even like it. But, I live in a "diverse" neighborhood, and I'm just laying in wait for someone to try and interrupt me while I'm playing it.

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