Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Business Matters: Another Sign of Retail Life -- Hastings Music Sales Up 1.3% | Billboard.biz

Business Matters: Another Sign of Retail Life -- Hastings Music Sales Up 1.3% | Billboard.biz

Hastings' numbers are part of a larger recorded music story. According to Nielsen SoundScan, U.S. album sales are up 1% through June 5. CD sales are down just 6.9% -- a huge improvement from the 22.3% deficit at the same time last year.