In first, streaming top earner for US music business

According to a review by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), streaming accounted for 34.3 per cent of the market, ahead of digital downloads, which contributed 34 per cent. Physical products, such as CDs, made up 28.8 per cent.Pushed by the launch in 2015 of new services such as Apple Music and Tidal, paid subscription services were the biggest – and fastest growing – portion of the streaming market.The total value of combined digital and physical sales reached $7.02 billion, up from $6.95 in 2014, for overall growth of 0.9 percent.Leading streaming service Spotify said Monday that it had reached 30 million paying subscribers, as the company hinted it would keep expanding to more countries.RIAA says “the data for 2015 shows a music industry that continues to adopt digital distribution platforms for the majority of its revenues”.Spotify is one of the most widely used online music streaming services.The RIAA said that while ad-supported streaming accounted for about $385 million revenue, 17 million sales from “legacy format” vinyl still managed to generate higher revenue at $416 million. The number of music streams on sites like that more than doubled previous year, but the rate of growth in revenue from them actually slowed to 31 percent from 34 percent. The Swedish company based in England then claimed 75 million users of which 20 million have opted for a paid subscription.Taylor Swift only offered her most recent album in full via paid services while Adele declined to make her latest album available for on-demand listening on any music streaming services. As the RIAA puts it, those services are seeing a huge year-over-year increase in their streaming numbers, but the * a href=”https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*3hw83bCpE-gSyq_SHv6xqg.png” *rate of increase for revenue has stayed mostly flat.”This revenue is generated despite the fact that YouTube goes way beyond music to include popular categories such as news, gaming, how-to, sports and entertainment”. It is the throbbing heartbeat of social media and it is a must-have ingredient of any major technology platform. Apple executive dismisses iPhone battery myth
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