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.
2006 = 67.0m
2007 = 86.6m
Change = +29.3%
2006 = 154.7m
2007 = 138.1m
Change = -10.8% Source: BPI website