Digital song sales hit record low in the US

Tom Pakinkis

The US saw single song downloads slump to their lowest point in nearly eight years last week – but streaming put in its best ever performance.

In the week ending August 27, just 15.66 million digital songs were sold in the US, according to Nielsen Music. It's the smallest weekly volume since the week ending December 9, 2007, when 15.64m songs were downloaded.

The week’s best-selling digital song was R. City’s Locked Away, but its tally of 92,000 was the ...

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