Nielsen: Streaming is up, album sales are down between Jan. and June

07/19/2013 | Radio Ink

Consumers streamed 50 billion audio and video clips from January to June, a 24% increase compared with the same period last year, Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS are reporting. Album and track equivalent sales slipped 4.6% for the period, compared with 2012, while digital album sales increased 6.3% and digital tracks dropped by 2.3%. CD sales were off by 14.2%.

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