Music sales slid by 7pc around the world in 2009

London: According to new figures, music sales all over the world dipped in the year 2009 by 7 per cent.

But data released by the recording industry body the IFPI says that the music market grew in thirteen countries during the past year. The report also said that global digital sales recorded a strong increase across many markets in 2009.Susan Boyle’s debut album, I Dreamed a Dream was the biggest selling album of 2009. It sold 8.3 million copies.

The Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson``s This Is It were at the second and third best selling albums of 2009, reports The BBC.

The IFPI also reported that countries like Spain and Canada, which have the least stringent protection from music piracy, registered the least music sales.

Improvements in anti-piracy measures in countries such as Sweden and South Korea saw music sales rise by around 10percent in the past year, it added.