Music downloads

Digital Album Sales Go Down Following Apple’s Beats Acquisition

According to the latest data from Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, who measure music sales and music streams respectively, overall album sales including physical and digital media, are down 14.9%, with digital album sales going down 11.6%, following Apple's purchase of Beats Music. Meanwhile, on-demand streaming audio has surged 50.1% in the first six months of 2014 (via AppleInsider). Nielsen’s data...