6 Jan 2012

US music album sales up

7:22 am on 6 January 2012

Music album sales rose in 2011 in the United States for the first time since 2004.

Analysts attribute the rise to cheaper prices and special offers as well as a booming vinyl market.

According to figures published in Billboard magazine, album sales grew by 1.4% to 330.6 million units last year, up from 326.2 million in 2010.