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image from The RIAA has released sales dates for US music shipments in 2010. The numbers speak for themselves - a 12% increase in the dollar value of downloads can't make up for  a 22% drop in the sale of physical goods. That lead to a 10.9% overall drop in the total value of recorded music sales. The RIAA 2010 Year-End Shipment Statistics:

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graphic via The Daily Swarm