Digital Albums Booming, But CDs Still Prevail

iTunesChart.jpgAustralians are increasingly keen on buying digital music, but despite the shrinking CD sections in most music stores, the compact disc remains our preferred means of consumption. ARIA’s 2008 wholesale sales figures show that physical music sales were worth $371 million, while digital music sales were $54 million. However, with physical sales down 12% while digital sales grew 35%, the trend towards digital is still clear. One encouraging sign for artists looking to be more than one-hit wonders is that growth in digital albums was much higher than in sales of single tracks. Have you gone all digital, or do you still prefer CDs? Share your music-buying habits in the comments.

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