[JPL] FW: FYI Music Sales
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Sun Jan 4 14:00:18 EST 2009
Thought some of you may find this interesting.
Russell HainesJazz/World Music DirectorWWSP 90fm1608 Reserve StreetStevens Point, WI. 54481 > > > In 2008, more vinyl albums were purchased (1.88> million) than any other year since Nielsen SoundScan> began tracking sales in 1991.> > More than two of every three vinyl albums were> purchased at an independent music store during the> year, the company reported. The top selling vinyl> albums were Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (26,000 units),> the Beatles' "Abbey Road" (16,500) and Guns 'N Roses'> "Chinese Democracy" (13,600).> > Nielsen also reported that music sales exceeded 65> million in the final week of 2008, representing the> biggest sales week in the history of Nielsen> SoundScan. The previous record was Christmas week of> 2007 with 58.4 million music purchases.> > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/01/2008-album-sales-plunged_n_154641.html> > > >
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