Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CDs Will Top Digital Sales for the Foreseeable Future

 An interesting look at projections for physical vs. digital music sales emerges from recent data furnished by top sources. Combining sales data from PricewaterhouseCooper and Gartner, I created this graph:

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"CDs still beat digital music, and will do so for the foreseeable future" is the conclusion reached by tech writer Dwight Silverman.

Physical sales (ie, CDs) income of about $15 billion in 2011 makes the latest urban myth that major labels will stop releasing CDs sometime in 2012 sound rather implausible.

I found my data here.