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-Total albums released in 2005: 60,331

-Of the 60,331 albums released in 2005, 16,580 (27.5%) were digital-only releases.

-Of the 16,580 digital-only releases, 2,935 (18%) were from major labels and 13,645 (82%) were from independents.

-Of the 16,580 digital-only releases, the TOTAL combined units sold = 865,424 units = an average of approximately 52 units / release.

-Of the 60,331 albums released in 2005, 11,070 (18.4%) were from the 4 majors and 49,261 (81.6%) from the independents.

-The 11,070 new releases issued in 2005 by the majors averaged 18,454 units per release.

-The 49,261 new releases issued in 2005 by the independents averaged 787 units per release.

-In 2005, 32 NEW titles generated sales of more than 1 million units, collectively selling 57.2 million. Those top 32 albums averaged 1.79 million each.

-An additional 62 titles achieved sales of more than 500,000 units, and an additional 316 titles achieved sales more than 100,000 units.

-A total of 410 albums (0.7%) - of the 60,331 released achieved sales greater than 100,000 units.

-These 410 albums had combined sales of 169.2 million units, with an average of approximately 413,000 units each.

-These 410 albums represented 70% of all sales of new releases.
 


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