The recorded music industry is bracing for the release of Adele’s 30 album this Friday. Take note of these numbers because I have a feeling they’re really going to change in the next two weeks.
- Total album sales, -12.2%
- CD sales, -6.8%
- Digital albums, -27.0%
- Digital racks, -25.4%
- Vinyl LPs, +31.3%
- On-demand audio streams, +12.5%
Now let’s compare last week to the week previous:
- Total album sales, +4.6%
- CD sales, +8.6%
- Digital albums, +1.9%
- Digital tracks, +3.6%
- Vinyl LPs, -0.8%
- On-demand audio streams, +1.2% (2.013 billion streams in the country last week)
All numbers courtesy of MRC Data.