Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS has released their analysis of 2014 mid-year U.S. music sales airplay and streaming data for the 6-month period of December 30, 2013 through June 29, 2014. The data, collected from U.S. point-of-sale, radio airplay and music streaming, shows that in the first six months of 2014, sales of albums are down 14.9% vs. the first six months of 2013. Vinyl Album Sales and On-Demand streaming continue to show improvement with vinyl sales up by %40.4 and on-demand streaming up by 42% over the same period last year. The data also shows that album sales, both...

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