Music streaming continues to take over downloads in the US (and vinyl is cool)

Nielsen released its report looking at the first 6 months of 2014 vs the first 6 months of 2013 in physical sales, digital sales, on demand streaming, and vinyl. Like we saw earlier this year, music streaming continues to grow while every other format (except vinyl) shrunk.

It’s worth noting though that the streaming number is actual on-demand streams while the other numbers are for purchases. While directionally correct, we can’t compare both numbers. Also worth noting that, although the growth of vinyl is impressive and I personally love it, it’s still 4M units sold while CD is 63M and digital 54M.

 

Streaming Boom Stifles Music Downloads

 

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