US trade group the RIAA has reported a third straight year of growth in trade and retail sales of recorded music.
- In a repeat of 2017, a big rise in streaming revenue was behind the sales growth, with access service revenue accounting for three-quarters of the recorded-music retail total.
Features and Benefits
- Details the latest retail sales figures for US recorded-music sales, as published by the RIAA.
- Assesses sales by source and evaluates how streaming now dominates record-company earnings.
Key questions answered
- What share of recorded-music retail sales was generated last year by paid music subscriptions?
- How many subscriptions did paid music services have at the end of last year?
Table of contents
Retail and trade gains for US recorded-music sales
Streaming dominates the revenue positives
Vinyl the exception in a bad year for buy-to-own formats