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Music Market Update: United States

 

 

 

 

WITH ONLY TWO NEW entries in the top ten and the second lowest sales total for a number one album so far this year, overall album sales are down 11% over last week and down 12% over the same week last year. Year-to-date sales are down 15% over the same period in 2013. Physical CD sales are down 13% over last week, down 15% over the same week last year and down 19% year-to-date over 2013. Digital album sales are down 9% from last week, down 11% over the same week last year and down 13% year-to-date over 2013. Digital track sales are down 4% over last week, down 9% over the same week last year and down 12% year-to-date over 2013. Track-equivalent album sales are down 8.7% over last week and down 14.1% year-to-date over 2013.Despite an 11% sales decrease from last week, the “Frozen” soundtrack returns to number one on the Top Albums chart for the fifth non-consecutive week.

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