First-Week Album Sales Account For 24 Percent

First-Week Album Sales Account For 24 Percent

First-Week Album Sales Account For 24 Percent
According to a recent Nielsen report, sales during the first week of an album's release accounted for 24.5 percent of the album's total sales in 2010, representing a gradual yearly increase since 2005 when first-week sales represented 18.6 percent of the yearly total. First-week CD sales remained flat in 2010 at 22.1 percent compared to 21.9 percent in 2008. Digital sales for the year's top 500 albums experienced a 72.1 percent decrease in second-week sales, a greater decline compared to 2009 (70.8 percent), 2008 (66.9 percent) and 2007 (59 percent). (3/10)
 

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