RIAA report shows music industry continue to rebound thanks to streaming services like Apple Music

No Comments 28 September 2017

RIAA report shows music industry continue to rebound thanks to streaming services like Apple Music

By: Chance Miller

Streaming music services such as Apple Music continue to contribute to the rebirth of the music industry. The Recording Industry Association of America this week has released its mid-year update for 2017, showing continued growth thanks in large part to streaming services
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Through the first half of this year, retail music revenue is up 17 percent to $4 billion compared to last year, while wholesale revenue is up 15 percent to $2.7 billion. Where’s that money coming from?

Streaming music now accounts for 62 percent of music industry revenues, while digital downloads account for 19 percent and physical sales at 16 percent. This compares to 33 percent streaming, 41 percent digital downloads, and 16 percent physical sales during the first half of 2015.

More specifically, revenues from paid subscription services hit $1.7 billion, up 61 percent. Digital downloads fell to $757 million in revenue:

Revenues from sales of digital tracks and albums continued to decline in the rst half of 2017. Overall digital download revenues were $757 million, down 24% versus 1H 2016. Individual track sales revenue was down 23%, and digital album revenue was down 26% compared with the previous year. Digital downloads only accounted for 19% of total industry revenues. They had been the largest format until as recently as 2015.

Read More: https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/26/riaa-report-apple-music-numbers/

 

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