Full Album Sales Showed a Little US Growth in 2011
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 05/01/2012 19:19
For the beleaguered music industry, any positive news about sales is cause for celebration. And in 2011, the numbers were slightly up.
Sales of complete albums, the industry's most profitable product, reached 330.6 million in the United States last year, a 1.3 percent increase from 2010, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which collects sales data from retailers. Some businesses might call that level of growth flat, but since album sales had fallen every year since 2004, it was a notable improvement.