Last year, IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) released their Digital Music Report. It shows that in the first 11 months of 2011, music service subscriptions in Sweden accounted for 84% of digital revenues, boosted mainly by Spotify. Digital sales contribute significantly to the industry's revenue, accounting for 52% of the industry’s revenue in 2011 in the US and 55.5% in the UK in May 2012, according to the British Phonographic Industry.
I’m not going any deeper into the subject of sales, I just want to highlight (what we already know) that the digital world is naturally taking over the industry. Bit by bit.