AC/DC Fans Choose CD Over Download
AC/DC Rock or Bust

AC/DC Fans Choose CD Over Download

by Paul Cashmere on December 8, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

AC/DC fans have made ‘Rock Or Bust’ the number one album in Australia this week preferring to buy the CD three times more than the download.

AC/DC ‘Rock Or Bust’ was a convincing chart hit this week, outselling Taylor Swift’s number two album ‘1989’ by over 12,000 units.

‘Rock Or Bust’ sold 26,730 copies with only 6,609 of them sold as downloads. 20121 CD copies of ‘Rock or Bust’ sold out of record stores in Australia last week.

Every top 10 album in the Australian chart sold convincingly large numbers of physical disc over downloads in the past week. Even pop act Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ sold 10412 CDs to 3930 downloads, 7241 One Direction bought the CD of ‘Four’ compared to 1293 download sales and 3689 Nickelback fans preferred ‘No Fixed Address’ on CD to 930 download sales.

Albums by Michael Buble, Ed Sheeran, Human Nature, Justice Crew, The Veronicas and Foo Fighters all sold more than 70% on CD while Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’ at number 6 sold 5826 CDs to only 177 downloads.

Once again Australian music sales are continuing to favour the higher quality CD over the poor quality MP3 format and Australian music fans have been trending back to the physical purchase.

Related Posts

Angus Young AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
2022 APRA Music Awards, the Complete Winners List

The APRA Music Awards were held in Melbourne Tuesday night (3 May 2022) honoring Australian songwriters across 15 categories.

May 3, 2022
Brian Johnson, AC/DC 2010 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Grammy Awards Postponed for 2022

The 64th Grammy Awards show has been once again postponed. The event will no longer go ahead with the Recording Academy and CBS citing health and safety reasons because of Omicron.

January 6, 2022
AC/DC For Those About To Rock
AC/DC For Those About To Rock We Salute You Turns 40

AC/DC’s second Brian Johnson album ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’ turned 40 this week.

November 25, 2021
Angus Young AC/DC performing at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Sunday 6 December 2015. They are in Australia on the final leg of their Rock Or Bust World Tour. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australians Nominated For Grammy Award 2022

Hiatus Kaiyote, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Rufus Du Sol, AC/DC and The Kid Laroi are the Australian’s nominated for Grammy Awards for 2022.

November 24, 2021
Angus Young AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
AC/DC Pay Respects To Bon and Malcolm In ‘Through The Mists of Time’ Video

AC/DC have created a new music video with ‘Through The Mists of Time’ to pay homage to their fallen member Bon Scott and Malcolm Young.

October 4, 2021
Tom Morello photo by Ros OGorman
Tom Morello Covers AC/DC Highway To Hell With Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder

How’s this for a line-up. Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder covering the AC/DC classic ‘Highway To Hell’.

August 5, 2021
Bon Scott photo from Bon Scott estate
Bon Scott Would Now Be 75

AC/DC’s iconic singer Bon Scott would have turned 75 today.

July 9, 2021