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  1. Columbia COO Steve Barnett in Line to Head Up Universal's New Capitol Label Group: Source

    October 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Columbia Records co-chairman/COO Steve Barnett is potentially days away from taking the helm of a new Capitol Label Group at Universal Music, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz Friday afternoon (October 5). The source stressed that ...

  2. Album Sales Slightly Down, Digital LP Sales Up 15% So Far in 2012: SoundScan

    October 03, 2012 10:27 PM EDT Album sales continue to decline slightly because of an accelerating drop in CD sales, but digital track passed the billion-unit mark for the first time in the first nine months of 2012. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November ...

  3. Universal Music Group Tops Sony To Lead 2012 Mid-Year Market Share

    July 05, 2012 5:42 PM EDT The Universal Music Group continues its reign as the top U.S. distributor of albums and track-equivalent albums, finishing the first half with 30.15% share, which edges out Sony Music Entertainment's 29.93% share, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  4. SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Unit Sales Up 4 Percent, Although Album Sales Dropped 3.2 Percent

    July 05, 2012 1:31 PM EDT It's beginning to look like the party begun in 2011 for the revival of U.S. album sales is over: In the first six months of 2012, album sales dropped 3.2% to 150.5 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan (versus 155.5 million units in t ...

  5. Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

    May 24, 2012 6:25 PM EDT If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings , maybe they should have done so when Sony actually accomplished that feat back in March , as detailed in ...

  6. SoundScan's Year-End Charts: The Numbers Behind the First Positive Album-Sales Year Since 2004

    January 04, 2012 6:04 PM EST Although U.S. sales were slightly less robust in the fourth quarter than they were in the preceding two quarters of this year , the market still managed to hold onto its first positive album sales growth year since 2004. Overall U.S. album sales r ...

  7. U.S. Mid-Year Album Sales Up for First Time Since 2004, According to SoundScan Figures

    July 06, 2011 4:28 PM EDT This year, U.S. album sales were up at the mid-year point, the first time that has occurred since 2004, the last positive sales-growth year posted by this country's music industry. For the week ending July 3, album sales totaled 155.5 million ...

  8. Sony Music Passes Universal in U.S. Market Share for the First Time Since 2005

    April 28, 2011 5:29 PM EDT Sony Music this week passed the Universal Music Group in year-to-date overall U.S. market share for the first time since 2005, the year it was the No. 1 distributor thanks to its then-just-completed merger with BMG. As of the week ending April 24, ...

  9. Why Michael Jackson's New Album Could Debut Stronger Than 'This Is It'

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a year and a half after the tragic death of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop continues to play a significant role in boosting the fortunes of his label Epic Records and its parent Sony Music Entertainment. Jackson's total U.S. music sa ...

  10. 2009 Sales Wrap: Transactions Up As Digital Growth Slows

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Total U.S. music transactions grew 2.1% to 1.55 billion units from 1.51 billion units while digital growth slowed and CD sales continued to plummet for the year ended Jan. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 2.1% growth is down from the 11% gro ...

  11. Nielsen NARM Report Shows Digital Gains, Physical Shortfalls

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen's annual presentation at NARM revealed a marketplace saturated with albums and songs but light on total revenue. Digital sales have nearly caught physical sales, according to Nielsen, and the point of purchase is increasingly non-trad ...

  12. Digital Gains Partly Ease Physical Pain

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three-quarters of the way through 2008, there are signs of subtle shifts in the U.S. music industry, all of them pointing to a digital future. Combined U.S. sales of albums and track-equivalent albums (or TEA, where 10 digital tracks equal an albu ...

  13. Canadian Albums Decline, Digital Gains Ground

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST While album scans in Canada this year slipped 9.5% -- from 46.2 million units in 2006 to 41.8 million in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the digital marketplace has begun to show signs of life. Last year, digital album sales totaled 1.98 m ...