Adele Set to Sell Record-Breaking 2.5 Million of ’25’ in First Week

Update: Billboard reports that Adele sold 2.3 million copies of 25 in its first three days of release. The record is now on track to top 2.9…
Andrew Unterberger / November 21, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Low, Bob Moses, TRAAMS, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from an Old Line State…
SPIN Staff / August 4, 2015

Music Industry Officially Declares Friday New Global Release Day

Starting this summer, new music will be released across the globe on Friday instead of Tuesday, so sayeth the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
James Grebey / February 26, 2015

Album Sales Are at an All-Time Low, Again

In what come as a surprise to probably no one, album sales have hit a new all-time low. The 3.97 million albums that sold across…
Colin Stutz / August 28, 2014

Digital Album Downloads Could Trump CD Sales in 2014

It's no secret that the compact disc is a medium on the decline, but its death is one of the slowest — ahem — on…
Chris Martins / February 11, 2014

Album Sales, Already Down, Sank to Record Lows in July

When Nielsen released its mid-year report on the music business, overall U.S. album sales were down 4.6 percent compared with the opening half of 2012.
Marc Hogan / August 2, 2013

Music Sales at Mid-Year: Vinyl, Streams, and the Digital Album Are Doing Just Fine

The numbers-crunching Nielsen folks have released their mid-year report on the status of the music industry and, as is to be expected, the results are…
Chris Martins / July 19, 2013