They Fought The Web..

(antiMusic) So the major labels (and Metallica) fought digital as long as they could, then comes along Apple to convince them it would be good for business to stay up with the times. Seems the labels were wrong and Steve Jobs was right. Nielsen SoundScan numbers indicate that sales of digital albums jumped 126 percent for the first half of 2006 and digital singles climbed 77 percent. All of that money could have been lost, but they would have made a few thousand from suing granny for downloading that Fiddy Cent song.

On the other side of the coin, physical album sales are down. Sales dropped 4.3 percent for the first half of 2006 compared to the same period last year. Must be the plastic cases that are doing it!

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