Saturday, July 9, 2011
U.S. Album Sales Gain for 1st Time in 7 Years
Nielsen SoundScan: Album sales inching up. (CNET News, 7/6/2011)
Excerpt: U.S. album sales for the first six months of the year grew 1 percent, which may not sound like much but it's the first time the recording industry has seen any gains for the period since 2004.
Research firm Nielsen SoundScan reported today that the total number of albums sold in the U.S. was 155.5 million, an increase of 1 percent from the 153.9 million albums sold during the same period last year.