There's been a lot of talk over the last few years about how digital music is hurting record sales.
While you can debate the pros and cons of digital music for musicians, one trend is clear: hit albums are going extinct.
According to the latest numbers from Nielsen SoundScan:
There a many explanations for the decline in album sales. The big music labels point to piracy.
But the a la carte consumption that digital downloads encourage is probably a bigger factor. And the music industry has yet to figure out how to create hits via the Internet.
Think there's hope for the dying album format - or do you think it's doomed?
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