POLL: Can 2013 album sales beat last year's figures?

RHIAN JONES

2012 saw more than a 10% drop in annual UK album sales, although singles sales hit a new high according to recent BPI figures.

Sales of albums on CD declined 19.5% year-on-year in 2012 and combined volume sales of digital and physical albums fell overall by 11.2% to 100.5m. Total singles sales increased 6.0% to 188.6m – breaking track sales volume records for the fifth year in succession.  

However, digital album sales did rise 14.8% to 30.5m and 16 ...

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