Friday, January 06, 2012

A tipping point?

Ten years after Steve Jobs promised to reinvent the music industry with the iPod, digital downloads have overtaken physical sales of singles and albums for the first time in the US. Digital downloads accounted for a record 50.3% of all music sales in the United States last year, according to an annual report by Nielsen and Billboard, contributing to a rise in total album sales for the first time since 2004.

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