Digital Sales To Top Physical In 2011

Digital Sales To Top Physical In 2011

Digital Sales To Top Physical In 2011
U.S. digital music sales will overtake physical purchases in 2011, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' "Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2010–2014." The report predicts digital purchases will reach $17 billion in 2014, up from $8.1 billion in 2009, and expects physical sales to drop to $10.9 billion, a 66 percent decline from 2005. Global spending on recorded music is expected to reach $27.9 billion by 2014, up slightly from $26.4 billion in 2009. (6/15)

BET To Honor Prince
GRAMMY-winning artist Prince will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 BET Awards June 27 in Los Angeles. Previous honorees include GRAMMY winners James Brown, Al Green, Whitney Houston, and GRAMMY-nominated artist Diana Ross. (6/15)

Microsoft Unveils Kinect
Microsoft unveiled details for its new Kinect motion-capture controller platform today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The games in development for the hands-free gaming device include MTV Games' "Dance Central," which will aim to teach users more than 600 dance techniques and 90 routines set to music from artists including Bell Biv Devoe, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., and No Doubt. Game developer Ubisoft announced it will release a dancing-and-singing game featuring songs from the Michael Jackson catalog including "Billie Jean" and "Beat It." Details on pricing and a release date were not disclosed. (6/15)

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