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Digital sales soar, CD sales down

Physical album sales continued to decline and digital album sales grew during the first six months of 2010, according to data released Wednesday by Nielsen SoundScan.Through the end of June, album sales (physical and digital) were down 11% overall, with 154 million units sold. Physical albums declined 17.7% (112 million sold), while digital albums rose 13.7% (42 million sold). Digital track sales were flat during the first half, with 597 million sold.

CD sales dropped 17.9% during the first six months, with more than 110 million units sold. Current CDs were off 14.7%, while catalog CDs plunged 22.1%. However, the vinyl LP continued to gain, rising 9.1% (1.3 million units sold)

Physical album sales continued to decline and digital album sales grew during the first six months of 2010, according to data released Wednesday by Nielsen SoundScan.

Through the end of June, album sales (physical and digital) were down 11% overall, with 154 million units sold. Physical albums declined 17.7% (112 million sold), while digital albums rose 13.7% (42 million sold). Digital track sales were flat during the first half, with 597 million sold.

CD sales dropped 17.9% during the first six months, with more than 110 million units sold. Current CDs were off 14.7%, while catalog CDs plunged 22.1%. However, the vinyl LP continued to gain, rising 9.1% (1.3 million units sold)

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