How many CDs have there been bought?
A 13 percent drop in CD sales in 2012
Believe it or not, music sales in 2012 show that CDs are dead. Statistics show that there was a 13 percent drop in CD sales in 2012. The main idea is that while digital sales continue their climb, physical sales continue their slow death. Vinyl discs represent a real surprise. Vinyl saw sales growth for the fifth straight year in 2012, with a 17.7 percent. Believe it or not, there were 4.6 million records sold in 2012. This is definitely something.