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Album sales fell 15 percent in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but that loss improves to a slightly-better 9.5 percent drop when digital music sales are factored in.
Album sales fell 15 percent in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but that loss improves to a slightly-better 9.5 percent drop when the 45 percent jump in digital music sales is factored in. (AP in The New York Times) DVD sales fell, too, by 4.4 percent, in that format’s first big annual loss, according to Adams Media Research. DVDs sold: 1.09 billion. Albums sold: 500.5 million. (Los Angeles Times, free registration required)
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