Digital sales go up, album sales go down

If you love to collect your crystal-case albums with booklets CDs, and sometimes even a bonus DVD, then you might be saddened to hear that the tendency of these is to slowly fade away from the market, as digital sales continue to increase and album sales decrease.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan which were released on Wednesday, album sales are down by 9.2%, while the sales of digital music have increased by 42%.

There isn’t as much collector’s value as there used to be for a CD. Anyone and everyone can and releases music on CD, but only very few are “blessed” with good sales now.

Although I can understand that there is a very big market for single tracks which are hip, or which you feel like listening at the time, but you don’t want to buy the whole album (everyone’s felt that once or twice, right?), it’s a bit sad that as time goes by, all of our music will be stored on our Terabyte hard drives, and the closest thing we will have to the feeling of looking through towers of music CDs, will be using an application like the iTune’s CoverFlow.

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