Legal US Music downloads beat CD Sales!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3237021.stm

Music fans in the US are buying almost twice as many singles in digital form over the internet as they are on CDs from stores, according to a report.

Some 7.7 million tracks were bought and downloaded since the end of June - compared with four million CD singles sold, Billboard magazine reported.

The figures show the success of new legitimate music download services.

But some say online and CD single sales cannot be compared because so few singles are now released on CD.

Record companies have cut CD single releases because of falling sales, but fans can choose from 500,000 songs for $0.99 (£0.60) each on some internet services.

Ok, so it’s comparing downloaded songs to singles sold… but still! I think the writing is on the wall.

They still sell CD singles?

Some labels brought them back. My friend, who is a huge REM fan, bought their new single.

Nest, I want them to bring back singles on vinyl.

I actually have some REM 45s. They also still sell quit a lot of full size vinyl singles for DJs.