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Physical album sales drop amid COVID-19 crisis

Posted by on March 31, 2020

Physical album sales suffered this week, dropping below one million units for the week ending March 26. According to a tweet from Chart Data, Nielsen Music reported that 979,000 physical album units (vinyl records and CDs) were sold last week. This is the lowest recorded sales week (and first time sales have dropped below one […]

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Album Sales Continue Their Inevitable Decline In 2010

Posted by on January 6, 2011

What a difference a decade makes. In 2000, there were 942.5 million CDs sold. Of course, that was a pre-digital world, and they’ve been on a steady decline in the years since. So it should come as no surprise that Billboard.biz reports that album sales dropped again in 2010 to 326.2 million, or a 12.8% […]

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