USA: Albenverkäufe dank Downloads zum ersten Mal seit 2004 gestiegen – um 1 Prozent

In den USA sind die Albenverkäufe dank Zunahmen im Download-Sektor zum ersten Mal seit 2004 angestiegen:

Yes, according to SoundScan, 155.5 million albums were sold in the U.S. in the first six months of 2011, compared to the 153.9 million albums sold at this time last year, resulting in that slim 1 percent hike. Of course, when one includes single-track downloads (generally speaking, 10 songs are the equivalent of an album) the number of albums sold comes to 221.5 million, resulting in a 3.6 percent rise.