Online and offline music sales

More than 19.2 mil digital tracks were sold online in the last six months of 2003, according to Nielsen Soundscan, helping to narrow the music industry's losses last year.

More than 19.2 mil digital tracks were sold online in the last six months of 2003, according to Nielsen Soundscan, helping to narrow the music industry's losses last year. Overall North American music sales were down 0.8% last year over 2002 while album sales, which includes cassettes and other formats, were down 3.6%, says Nielsen Soundscan.