Digital music outsells CDs for first time in Singapore
Gap widens due to big drop in popularity of physical albums
Published on Apr 16, 2014 10:39 AM
Digital music sales in Singapore overtook those of CDs and records last year for the first time.
But this was not because of a huge jump in the number of people downloading songs from iTunes. Rather, far fewer CDs had been sold.
Sales for digital music hit US$5.5 million (S$6.9 million) last year, up 28 per cent from 2012.
But sales of CDs and records dipped by 44 per cent in the same period to US$4.5 million, based on data from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
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