To quote a recent Julia Vergho article: times are indeed a-changing. Last week saw sales of legitimate downloads in the UK outstrip those of their physical enemies, CDs. 312,290 downloads were sold against 282,399 CD singles. The latter number is even more startling when you think that 150,000 used to get you to number one most weeks only a few years ago.
DiScuss: Is this 'milestone' important to the UK music scene? How will it affect the development of new artists? Should more record stores stop stocking CD singles altogether?