First-Half 2005 Music Industry Sales
(Sellthrough units, dollars in millions*)
Physical Media Sales
UnitsDollars
CD**307.7 (-6.5%)$4,486.3 (-6.1%)
Cassette1.2 (-62.2%)$5.7 (-57.1%)
Vinyl LP/EP0.6 (-3.8%)$8.0 (-13.6%)
CD Single2.0 (-23.8%)$7.3 (-37.0%)
Vinyl Single1.4 (-30.4%)$7.7 (-29.1%)
Music Video4.7 (+457.9%)$50.0 (+362%)
SACD0.3 (-18.1%)$5.6 (-17.3%)
DVD Video11.6 (+3.3%)$213.9 (+3.7%)
DVD Audio0.1 (-63.7%)$1.7 (-64.2%)
Total Albums***326.1 (-5.6%)$4,771.1 (-5.1%)
Total Singles+3.3 (-26.7%)$15.1 (-33.2%)
Total Physical329.4 (-5.8%)$4,786.2 (-5.3%)
Digital-Download Sales
UnitsDollars++
Digital Single148.7 (+153.6%)$147.3 (+153.6)
Digital Album5.1 (+231.7%)$50.6 (+231.7%)
Total Digital153.8 (155.6%)$197.8 (+169.9%)
Total Physical, Digital
UnitsDollars
483.2 (+38.1%)$4,984.0 (-2.8%)
 
*Sales consist of sales to retailers, manufacturer-direct sales, and special-market sales.

Dollar figures for physical media assume products are sold at suggested retail.

**Includes DualDisc

***Includes CD, cassette, vinyl LP/EP, Music Video, SACD, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio

+CD single and vinyl single

++Dollar sales based on estimated retail of 99 cents per track and $9.99 per album.

Source: Recording Industry Association ofAmerica(RIAA), www.riaa.org












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