Music sales strong despite digital piracy

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Music sales strong despite digital piracy

Online file-sharing and other digital piracy persist, but a gradual turnaround in U.S. music sales that began last fall picked up in the first quarter of this year, resulting in the industry’s best domestic sales in years. Overall U.S. music sales – CDs, legal downloads, DVDs, etc. – rose 9.1 percent in the first three months of the year over the same period in 2003, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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