We're now hitting 10 weeks at 40% above average sales, I believe because of these 4 changes:
The chart below shows sales for each week relative to average sales per week. You can see that we had a flat 14 months or so, at around 20% below average, finally ending with a bunch of changes to Magnatune at the end of August, causing a 40% increase in sales.
On another topic, while CD sales did very well last year before christmas, they've declined since and stabilized at 15% of album sales (ie, 85% of album sales are downloads). CD sales percentage does seem to have increase slightly, around 20%, in the past 10 weeks, at the same time as overall album sales have increased. Since we're about to go into the christmas season, we'll soon see if the CD sales increase will repeat this year.
On the music licensing side, September was our best month ever, with 37 music licenses issued. October brought things down to 16 licenses, and averaging the months yields a typical month-to-month result.