Music Business

Music Streaming Growth vs. Music Sales Decline [CHART]

Arrows up and downMusic streaming has changed how people discover and consume music forever, as well as rejuvenated the recorded music industry after years of decline. But its growth came at the expense of a vital income stream for artists and labels – music sales in the form of both physical goods and paid downloads. 

This chart shows dramatic the shift:

Streaming chartThe Economist

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