Digital Music Sales Surpass Physical Sales

Physical music sales have been decreasing every year since digital music offerings have become more popular, finally arriving at this moment: digital music purchases accounted for 50.3 percent of all music sales in 2011.

According to CNN, the boost past 50% was due to a significant increase in digital single sales, combined with a moderate increase in digital album sales.

As far as exact figures, digital album sales numbered around 331 million (a 1.3% increase), with music sales as a whole having increased year-over-year for the first time in 7 years.


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