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Don’t Stop The Music! iTunes Sees Plunge In Music Sales As Global Downloads Drop

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Why the drop in music downloads? According to Nielsen Entertainment analyst Dave Bakula, it’s due to “a shift in the way consumers are consuming music.” He pointed out that total streams on services such as Spotify and Pandora increased an incredible 46 percent for the year to date, compared with the same period last year. Streaming services currently account for nearly one-third of the revenue generated from recorded music in the U.S., according to the RIAA.

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