Album unbundling, copyright theft and difficult retail conditions contributed to a drop in album sales of 10.8% in 2007 say the British Phonographic Industry.

The continued growth of download sales helped the singles market grow by 29.3% during 2007, which became the third biggest year on record for the format.

Singles

 

2006 = 67.0m

2007 = 86.6m

Change = +29.3%

 

Albums

 

2006 = 154.7m

2007 = 138.1m

Change = -10.8% Source: BPI website