Friday, January 05, 2007

Recording Market Trends of 2006 (3 Articles)

2006 album sales plunge: digital downloads climb

U.S. album sales continued to decline in 2006, down nearly 5 percent from the previous year, but total music sales were up thanks to a huge increase in digital downloads. About 588.2 million albums were sold in 2006 _ a 4.9 percent decline from 2005, according to year-end sales figures released Thursday by Nielsen SoundScan. But digital sales increased by 65 percent over the previous year, with 582 million tracks sold, and digital album sales more than doubled, with nearly 33 million sold. Overall music sales increased by more than 19 percent in 2006, but that number includes all albums, singles, music videos and digital downloads...The top-selling album of the year was a soundtrack inspired by the Disney Channel movie "High School Musical," which sold more than 3.7 million copies.

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On the radio chart, it's all in the genre
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The highest of the low notes (Worst song of the year--Gwen Stefani, Wind It Up)

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1 comment:

ned said...

Hah Wind it up is worst song of the year?! pity gwan...

bytheway thanks for the news, info and all the song for download.
I love your site!