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Introduction

US trade group the RIAA has reported a good first-half-year performance for both retail and trade sales of recorded music.

Highlights

  • All streaming categories registered a positive first half of the year, with paid subscriptions accounting for just under half of the six months' total retail sales.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest recorded-music retail sales figures in the US.
  • Examines sales by format, with a detailed breakdown of the different format performances.

Key questions answered

  • Which of the different recorded-music revenue streams registered the best performance for the first half of this year?
  • How many net new subscribers were added in the first half of this year compared with the prior-year period?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • The comeback for US recorded-music sales continues
  • Recorded-music sector all about access
  • Poor six months for buy-to-own formats, except for vinyl

Appendix

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