Declining August sales

The domestic music market continued its downward spiral in August.

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The latest sales figures from the association of Norwegian Record Distributors show that overall music sales fell 10% in August compared to 2006. These figures includes both physical units as well as digital downloads – sales of physical units were down 12% in July while downloads rose 34%.

Sales of singles continued its downward spiral – down 57% in value while sales of music DVDs dipped 25% in value.

So far in 2007, 5,5m physical units have been shifted, resulting in a turnover of NOK 332m. Overall sales so far in 2007 are down 8% compared to last year.

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