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Music sales are shifting even more quickly. According to Nielsen SoundScan, sales of digital music tracks fell 25.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013. Meanwhile, streaming music surged, with a 34.7 percent increase in on-demand song and video streams. Artists earn less money from streams than they do from digital song sales, but the rates for streaming are slowly rising.