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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2011   
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Data from the Australian Recording Industry Association Limited (ARIA) for the year ending 31 December 2009 showed that the value of wholesale sales of sound recordings and music videos totalled $446.1m, up $20.5m (5%) on the $425.6m in 2008. Sales of CDs (singles and albums) accounted for 72% of total value of sales, down from 77% in 2008, while music videos and DVDs continued to account for 10% of total value of sales. Digital sales have continued to increase markedly, up 46% from $54.2m in 2008 to $79.2m in 2009. Digital sales accounted for 18% by value of total music sales in 2009, up from 13% in 2008. Further information can be found at the ARIA website

13.1 AUSTRALIAN ARIA WHOLESALE SALES(a), Physical and digital - Year ending 31 December 2009

of units

CD singles
1 314
Vinyl albums
1 050
Cassette albums
CD albums
39 529
320 900
Music video/DVD
4 353
43 160
44 506
366 868
Digital track
35 966
38 534
Digital album
2 279
21 846
Mobile master ringtones
3 641
6 306
228 628
12 558
270 514
79 244
315 020
446 112

(a) These figures are based on submissions from reporting ARIA members, estimated to represent approximately 95% of the local wholesale market.
(b) Figures have been calculated after the application of any volume or other rebates.
(c) Includes sales of vinyl singles, DVD singles, DVD albums, mini disks and SACD.
(d) Includes sales of digital music video, mobile ringback tunes, streams, ad-supported income, unearned advances and one-off payments.
Source: Australian Recording Industry Association Limited,

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