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Digital music sales overtake CDs

  • Digital music sales have surpassed those for CDs for the first time in the UK.

    Revenue from downloads and streaming services made up 56 percent of the $239.6 million that customers spent in the first quarter of the year.

    Sales of formats such as CDs and vinyl dropped 15 percent, standing at $106.5 million.

    Album downloads soared by 22 percent during the same period and brought in more income than single downloads.