Fans still buy music. Are you missing out?
Don’t make the mistake of beleiving that in the age of streaming no one is still buying music. Recent s data proves that they are.
by Christopher Carvalho of Unlock Your Sound
People still do buy music.
Not everyone does.
But real music fans do.
At the time of writing this article, fans have paid artists $889 million using Bandcamp, and $207 million in the last year.
We often fall into the trap that because streaming is so prevalent, that we assume that no one is buying music anymore.
This simply isn’t true.
Below are some quotes and links to articles that dig into recent trends in buying music digitally and physically.
- The latest data from our Great Britain TGI study of consumer behaviour reveals that just over a fifth of adults in Britain who have bought music in the past 12 months have bought vinyl records, representing over four million people. [more]
- LP sales jumped by more than 50 percent in 2021, surpassing both digital and CD album sales. According to MRC Data, 41.7 million LPs were sold in the U.S. last year, up more than 45-fold compared to 2006 when the vinyl comeback began. [more]
- The ability to stop and sit and listen to an album from beginning to end, that’s something that always has been and always will be relevant. [more]
- Read more here.