El Reg has a nicely thought through article on the fact that album sales are growing in both the UK and Australia. This basically means that most people are buying more albums if downloaders aren’t buying anything. More likely: everyone is buying more because the unit price has got more sensible. I’ll buy five Naxos CDs without thinking about it because they’re a fiver each and I know they’ll be good quality and worth having. The same would be true of pop CDs if the unit price dropped.