Studio owners Sony (SNE) and Vivendi (VIVHY.PK) should be pleased U.S. music sales were roughly...

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

Studio owners Sony (SNE) and Vivendi (VIVHY.PK) should be pleased U.S. music sales were roughly flat in 2011 after declining every year since 2004, according to the RIAA's year-end stats (.pdf). Double-digit increases in online radio and subscription royalties, as well as single and album downloads, helped offset slumping CD, DVD music video, and ringtone sales. (previously)