Digital Music Sales Go Flat in U.S.
Sales of digital music may be continuing to climb across Europe, but growth in the U.S. seems to have leveled off, according to Nielsen. The research group reported today that the doldrums seen in domestic digital sales in the spring continued, making for a flat first half of 2010, in contrast to earlier double-digit year-over-year jumps. Nielsen’s Jean Littolff thinks U.S. consumers may just have hit pause. “It’s a plateau, but it’s not yet saturation,” he said.