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The sale of digital albums declined by 19.6% and that of physical albums declined by 16.5%.

The purchase of individual songs also shrunk by 23.4%.

Oddly, record sales increased by 9% and cassette sales increased by 35%. Cassettes are, however, a small part of the total market, with just 174 000 sold.

Music concerts also remain popular.

Half of the US population attend at least one event a year to listen to live music.

More than half of the money spent on music was at these events.

Last year, 18% of the US population went to a music festival, 18% went to a club with a DJ and 33% went to concerts. 

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