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Digital album sales hike to boost S. Korean entertainment firms
SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- The global market size of music albums advanced last year, helped by increased sales in digital albums, data showed Tuesday, casting brighter outlooks over South Korean entertainment firms.

The market size of the music album industry reached US$16.5 billion last year, up 0.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the data compiled by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). It marked the first growth in 13 years.