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Digital album sales up with 51% in Germany

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Sales of digital albums grew 51% in both unit terms and value terms in first half of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. These details come from German music association BVMI and show that 4.7m digital albums were sold in the first six months of this year compared to 3.1m in the first six months of last year.
Billboard reports that these sales generated €41.5m (£34.1m) compared to €27.5m (£22.6m) a year earlier.
Sales of single track downloads were 29.7m (up from 22.9m) and generated €30.4m (£24.9m).