US Digital album sales were up 6.3% in the first half of 2013 year-on-year according to mid-year figures from Nielsen, despite total album sales being down 5.6%.
While Stateside sales of albums and track equivalents were down 4.6% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2012 and digital tracks were down 2.3%, digital albums showed “encouraging growth”.
Meanwhile, CD sales declined 14.2% but vinyl LP sales were up 33.5%.
Digital albums now comprise ...
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