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Album sales fall to a record low
Album sales have fallen to a record low in America – but the rise in streaming means music revenue has increased for the first six months of 2016.
Sales fell to 100.3m, a 13.6% drop compared to January-June 2015. So far, Drake’s ‘Views’ is the only album to sell over one million copies in the US.
However, the rise in streaming means music revenue overall has risen by 8.9% to £1.5 billion. A total of 209 billion songs were streamed in the first six months of 2016, a rise of 58.7%.