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So long, CDs?
Digital music outsells CDs for the first time — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
 
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50.3
Percent of 2011 music sales that came from digital downloads — the first time digital beat CDs, according to Nielsen/Billboard

8.5
Percent increase in digital music sales, to 1.27 billion tracks

5
Percent drop in physical CD sales, to 228 million albums

Source: TIME

 

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