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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Physical Album Sales Actually Increased Last Year
There's a caveat there though. 3.6% of that came from Adele, and her 25 album was only available for 6 weeks. That album has sold over 7.4 million copies in the U.S. last year alone and is still going strong.
Digital album download sales fell by 1.1% last year, and according to BuzzAngle, song streams on audio platforms were up 99.2% to 137.5 billion. Song streams on video platforms like YouTube and Vevo were up almost as much at 97.9% to 168.6 billion.
And as we all expected, vinyl sales were up 56% to around $6 million in sales.
That's a pretty good year for music overall, and expect 2016 to be even better.