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Catalog Titles Take Greater Share of Album Sales

Posted by - 11:46 AM on 07/15/14
Glenn Peoples, writing for Billboard:
People are still buying albums -- millions of them each week -- but new releases are accounting for a smaller percentage of those sales. Looking at the last five years of album sales, current release sales have fallen 38.1% while catalog sales have dropped 22.4%, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan. This disparity in rates of decline has meant catalog sales account for a greater share of total sales than five years ago.
 
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12:19 PM on 07/15/14
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This makes some sense because old people buy music more than young do in any format. Also younger people are starting to buy up vinyl of classic albums that they dig.
06:37 AM on 07/16/14
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Might this be a sign that a lot of the garbage the industry is trying to cram down our throats is just that.. garbage?

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