Posted by: Jon Fine on August 28, 2007
I’m at work on a music biz-related column and it’s given me the chance to geek out on all manner of sales stats. No real surprises lurk in the below data, but it’s nevertheless an interesting snapshot of some currents in the market right now.
Genres that sold the highest percentage of total album sales as digital downloads, first half of 2007, per Nielsen SoundScan:
New Age (15.5%)
Genres that sold the lowest percentage of total album sales as digital downloads, first half of ’07:
(Genres for which Nielsen SoundScan tracks sales data: Alternative, Classical, Country, Hard Music, Jazz, R&B, Rap, Soundtrack, Latin, Gospel, New Age, Rock, and Electronic.)