Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday January 05, 2012

Music Industry Is Killing Piracy

U.S. album sales rose more than three percent last year thanks in large part to the increase in digital music sales. How can that be? I thought piracy was killing the industry?

The uptick to 458 million album sales was helped by the hugely popular sophomore album "21" from British singer Adele, which sold 5.8 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Huge interest in Adele also led to the sales of 856,000 copies of "19," her debut album from 2008.