Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Sky Isn't Falling

10% Growth in Overall Music Sales; Digital Track Sales Exceed 120% Growth

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nielsen SoundScan Canada, the entertainment industry's data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product and Nielsen BDS, the music industrys leading music performance monitoring service, have announced their 2006 Canadian year-end sales and airplay monitoring data, for the 52-week period January 2, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

OVERALL MUSIC SALES (01/02/06 12/31/06)


UNITS SOLD 2006 2005 % Chg.

64.1 58.4 9.8%


More details here.

There are a lot of businesses that would love to see those numbers - and they aren't whining, and wining and dining Ministers, MPs, and senior officials for extra strong interventionist windfall monopoly rights.

The digital track sales are particularly impressive.

Hat tip to Jon Newton.


1 comment:

  1. It is interesting to observe that Catalog & Deep Catalog Digital Albums combined supplant/exceeds Current Digital Albums Sales.

    Also interesting to note, is that the top 200 digital tracks accounted for 20% of all tracks downloads.

    I believe one can interpret both statistics as probent examples of Chris Anderson's Long Tail Model.