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According to the annual report from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), total music sales revenues in 2012 increased by 0.3% from 2011. This marks the first time that record sales have increased since 1999. Revenue from digital sales increased by 9% from 2011, and revenue from streaming services increased by a whopping 44%. The report also tells us that the best-selling song worldwide last year was "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen (12.5 million units sold), and that for the second consecutive year Adele had the best-selling album, moving 8.3 million copies of 21 in 2012.
Chris Collum on 02/26/13 - 11:41 AM
Billy Corgan has announced via The Smashing Pumpkins' blog, that their next release, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, will be 44 tracks and will be released free to the public digitally, with limited EP's for sale to follow suit.
Adam Pfleider on 09/16/09 - 02:20 PM
We Are the Fury will be releasing a new EP titled In Rare Form next month.

Track Listing
01) Pretty Boy Fury
02) Turn the Pages (Alternate Demo)
03) Still Don't Know Your Name (Demo)

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/29/08 - 12:16 PM
Following promotional deals with Amazon and Pepsi, Sony and WMG are seriously considering distributing releases in MP3 format next to EMI and Universal.
Julia Conny on 11/30/07 - 01:23 PM
Reel Big Fish / Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer's recent split EP Duet All Night Long is finally available digitally. Go here to buy it off of iTunes.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/25/07 - 12:51 PM
Panic! At The Disco will be releasing "Build God, Then We'll Talk" as a digital single on March 26th; if downloaded through a special site, buyers will be allowed access to a private site with up to the minute news on the band, live footage, pictures, and more.[source]http://www.nme.com/news/panic-at-the-disco/26480[/source]

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Rohan Kohli on 02/19/07 - 11:10 AM
To clear any possible confusion, The Zutons album Tired Of Hanging Around won't hit stores until later this winter (the hard copy release), but they are releasing it digitally today. They produced this newest album with Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur). You can stream the entire album here.
Paul Tao on 09/19/06 - 12:59 PM
Listen to the Over It digital sampler on purevolume, and don't forget to check out the AP.net version. The new album is in stores now.

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Melissa Johnson on 09/11/06 - 06:44 PM
Click here to check out Virgin Records' ten-song digital sampler on purevolume; the sampler includes tracks from Over It, The Summer Obsession, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ima Robot, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
Rohan Kohli on 08/22/06 - 10:07 PM
Fearless Records released Portugal. The Man's new digital EP, Devil Say I, I Say AIR, yesterday through E-Music and iTunes. The EP has three brand new songs including a remix of "How The Leopard Got Its Spots." The tracklisting along with the band's upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Tracklisting and Tour DatesTracklisting:
1. AKA M80 The Wolf
2. The Pines
3. The Devil
4. How The Leopard Got Its Spots (Blake Beatz Remix)

Tour Dates:
w/ Action Action, The Matches
07.13.06 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
07.14.06 - Gainsesville, FL @ Common Grounds
07.15.06 - Augasta, GA @ Sector 7G
07.16.06 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
07.18.06 - Durham, NC @ 305 South
Jared Kaufman on 07/19/06 - 07:46 AM
Trustkill Records will be releasing Bedlight For Blue Eyes new digital EP, Waste My Time, on August 8th.
Jon Foucart on 07/18/06 - 11:01 PM
Jade Tree Records will be releasing Pedro The Lion's now out of print, Tour EP 2004, on May 6th. The release will only be released digitally and will be available on iTunes, eMusic and other legal downloading sites.
Tour EP 2004 Tracklisting1. Transcontinental
2. I Am Always The One Who Calls
3. Slow and Steady Wins The Race
4. Political Science (Randy Newman)
5. Metal Heart (Cat Power)
6. Let Down (Radiohead)
Ryan Imhof on 04/20/06 - 07:11 PM
Below is a list of 2005's top selling digital tracks/songs, according to a Nielsen SoundScan report.

Top Selling Digital Tracks/Songs Of 2005The Digital Tracks category is for a single version of a track. The Digital Songs chart rates all versions of a song.

The Top Selling Digital Tracks for 2005 were:
1. Weezer - Beverly Hills (961,981)
2. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl (921,704)
3. Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (892,704)
4. Kelly Clarkson - Since You Been Gone (853,948 )
5. The Killers - Mr Brightside (833,978 )
6. Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Goin Down (830,835 )
7. Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart (815,752 )
8. Kanye West - Gold Digger (815,394 )
9. Green Day - Boulevard of...
Frank Giaramita on 01/06/06 - 03:49 AM
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