The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week.

1. Analysis: Vinyl, Digital Sales Hit New High Marks
Vinyl and single track download sales set new records last week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The two events represent very different trends that were born from the rising popularity of digital music.

2. Paper Sheds New Light On Music Listening Habits
A new paper by Council for Research Excellence (CRE) with support from the Nielsen Company dispels many of the myths about how people today listen to music.

3. 'Violent' Rammstein Set Banned In Germany
The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.

4. The Long Tale?
Don't bury the blockbuster yet. The most popular digital tracks account for more sales every year.

5. Digital Pricing: How Low Can It Go?
Not all artists and labels may want to compete based on price, but in some cases aggressive pricing is having an real impact on the sales of titles that traditionally haven’t sold well.

6. Steven Tyler Not Leaving Aerosmith, Joins Joe Perry Onstage
Steven Tyler said that he is "not leaving Aerosmith" as he made what appeared to be a conciliatory guest appearance with guitarist Joe Perry and his band Tuesday night at Irving Plaza in New York City.

7. UMG Launches New Portals Aimed At Unsigned Artists
Three Universal Music Group labels today launched new Web portals designed to provide extended digital distribution and marketing support for unsigned artists.

8. Robbie Williams Heading For Ninth U.K. No. 1
U.K. pop singer Robbie Williams moved 85,000 copies of his comeback set "Reality Killed the Video Star" on the first day of release, according to label Virgin.

9. Best Buy Clears Floorspace For Dr. Dre
Best Buy is aiming to become a destination for DJs. The retailer has partnered with Monster Cable and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones to launch its new in-store “Club Beats” area.

10. Business Matters: BlueBeat.com, Qtrax, Choruss
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