Statistical Proof That the Digital Business Ain’t That Great for Most Musicians

Business Insider offers up some pretty crazy numbers:

98.9% of all digital music tracks in existence in 2011 sold fewer than 1,000 copies.

That’s 7,931,408 out of 8,020,660 songs.

And 73.9% of all digital music tracks sold fewer than 10 copies in 2011.

These are numbers taken from a new book entitled Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment by Anita Elberse.

Jeezus.  I gotta read this thing.

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