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Download Me Maybe: U.S. Music Market Up By 3.1%, Fuelled By 1.3B Digital Track Sales In 2012, Says Nielsen

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http://techcrunch.com – Today news broke that Spotify was halting its music download service in favor of pushing more of its streaming services — raising some questions about how well downloads are doing compared to streaming music. But whatever way you cut it, digital music, and digital music purveyors, now dominate the music business, according to new research out from Nielsen. In the analyst group’s annual music industry report, compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, it found that digital music now accounts for 55.9% of all music sales in the U.S. — including both full albums as well as t (IT news)