The midyear showing for recorded-music sales in the US suggests sales will rise to $10bn for the full year.
- US trade group the RIAA has reported another positive half-year performance for retail sales of recorded music.
- Subscriptions and streaming were again the star performers, with growth in access service spending and advertising easily offsetting declines in the fading single-track and album download formats.
Features and Benefits
- Details the midyear performance of US recorded-music sales.
- Examines sales by source and stream, with a full breakdown of the results.
Key questions answered
- What share of total recorded-music sales in the US is generated by full-price paid subscriptions?
- How does the growth rate in 1H19 compare with previous years?
Table of contents
US recorded-music sales comeback continues
Paid subscriptions cross the final access tipping point
Fall in downloads, but reduction in returns boost physical sales