US album sales rise for first time since 2004 – Yahoo! News


US album sales rise for first time since 2004 – Yahoo! News.

Digital sales gains are, of course, “here to stay.” The factor not discussed here is net income rather than just unit sales. Even if everyone starts buying and streaming legally, the per unit margin – esp for indie artists who sell their own product – is smaller with digital. How can that gap be closed, if at all?

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