2008 Music Sales Down...Big Time.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The final numbers are in for 2008 music sales by The Nielsen Company.

2008 music sales were down 8.5% in total. Actual CD sales were down 20%. Digital sales were up 32%. Digital sales were over 1 billion for the first time.

2008 country music sales overall were down 14%, the second biggest loss by any genre. Classical music saw the most decline. Sales of digital downloads were up 27% in 2008 country music sales numbers.

Many more numbers I'm sure will be coming out in the next days and most certainly this will be talked about by many with very many opinions and thoughts.