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Album Sales Down in 2012, But Digital Shows a Healthy Boost

Album Sales Down in 2012, But Digital Shows a Healthy Boost | digital sales vs physical sales | Scoop.it
Album sales fell 4.4% in 2012, reversing a brief uptick in 2011, but there were still bright spots in the U.S.
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digital track sales continue to show rapid growth tht will carry on into the future.

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Jacob Melone's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:10 PM

Digital distribution continues to outsell phyiscal albums as usual. However, I think in a few years the physical cd's will make a come back just as vinyl records have.

The pro to digital outselling physical is that a lot of more "underground" artists can not get their album on shelves across the U.S. Therefore, a digital version gives them the opportunity to sell copies across the world. The con to this is the true fans have a harder time getting physical copies of albums, and your fans are the most important thing at the end of the day.

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How People Bought Music In 2012 (Surprise: More Vinyl!?)

How People Bought Music In 2012 (Surprise: More Vinyl!?) | digital sales vs physical sales | Scoop.it
Music consumers helped digital sales continue their climb, physical sales continue their slow death, and kept vinyl spinning in 2012, according to a year-in-review report from Nielsen Soundscan and Billboard.
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physical music sales were down by 12.8 percent in 2012. vinyl sales have increased. digital sales have continued to rise.

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Jacob Melone's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:20 PM

Vinyl is making its way back into the home's of music lovers. I have a record player now as a lot of people do, and I enjoy listening to the old sound it possesses. I think the same thing will happen to cd's eventually. 

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Digital Music News - This Is How the Single Killed the Recording Industry...

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these graphs show the decline of album sales and the rise of singles sales over the last decade or so.

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BPI 2012 figures: Album sales fall 11.2% as singles hit record high

BPI 2012 figures: Album sales fall 11.2% as singles hit record high | digital sales vs physical sales | Scoop.it
Read all the latest stats here
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album sales are falling as sales of singles continue to rise. digital sales of albums are also increasing as opposed to physical sales.

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Jacob Melone's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:16 PM

With the coming of digital distribution, albums are losing value. People are becoming more likely to only purchase a single from an artist instead of give the whole thing a listen. With the physical albums, the consumer has no choice but to purchase the whole album.

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A decade of iTunes singles killed the music industry

A decade of iTunes singles killed the music industry | digital sales vs physical sales | Scoop.it
For better or worse, iTunes dragged the music industry into the digital era.
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More than three-quarters of all music-related transactions were digital singles last year, according to the RIAA.

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Jacob Melone's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:21 PM

iTunes is the main source of online music in my opinion. If things keep going the way they are with singles damaging the industry, music may change very extremely in the coming years.

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Why singles sales aren't the good news the music industry claims - The Guardian (blog)

Why singles sales aren't the good news the music industry claims - The Guardian (blog) | digital sales vs physical sales | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Why singles sales aren't the good news the music industry claims The Guardian (blog) Riding on the back of a sport-based feelgood factor (Andy Murray, the cricket, Chris Froome's yellow jersey in the Tour) comes the claim that...
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single sales are causing album sales to plumet. from 2003-2012 album sales in the UK shrank by a third, while single sales rose exponentially. There are pros and cons to this. the pros are that people have more options of what they want to purchase. Some people may not want to buy the whole album, but just the single or afew songs on the album. this gives people more freedom when it comes to their music purchases. However the cons of this are that the artists and industries are not making as much money, becasue instead of selling a 10 dollar album, they might only sell a 1 dollar single. this affects the artists and the companies that produce the records.

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Jacob Melone's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:24 PM

As we advence in the digital-dependent society, the people behind the money will try to back their decisions. The facts of it are, however, that things are changing extremely with the competion between digital and physical music sales. We need to keep the physical copies alive and maintain the industry.