This chart shows the highest-earning country musicians worldwide in 2014.
This chart illustrates how streaming continues to grow, while things go downhill for basically every other way music distribution (except for good old vinyl).
This chart shows how global digital music revenues have grown between 2008 and 2013.
This chart shows global music revenue by category.
This chart illustrates the impressive growth of digital music revenues over the past decade.
This chart shows the number of mobile phone music and digital radio listeners in the U.S.
This infographic illustrates how the U.S. music industry has changed in the past 15 years, as digital downloads gradually displaced physical music distribution.
This chart illustrates the adoption of digital music services in selected countries. It shows that legal digital music services have become mainstream, with preferences for download or streaming services varying across countries.
This chart shows the total number of music releases downloaded via BitTorrent in the first half of 2012.
This chart shows the estimated annual change in global music revenues, broken down by type.
This chart shows which services Americans use to stay up-to-date with music.
The chart shows digital music sales in the U.S. by genre.
This chart breaks down the average digital music collections of U.S. adults (P2P users and non-users), by file source. It shows that file-sharers buy significantly more digital music than non-P2P users.
This chart shows the digital share of recorded music sales in the five largest recorded music markets in the world.
In times of declining music sales, record companies have to find new revenue sources. 360° or multiple rights deals grant labels access to revenue streams beyond record sales (e.g. merchandise and touring) in exchange for a hefty advance and guaranteed payments to the artist.
This chart shows the percentage of people in the U.S. who used the following streaming services in the past month by age.
This chart shows the results of a survey on music streaming adoption in the United States.
When it comes to protecting copyrights online, the music industry is turning to Google more often than any other industry. The BPI alone (Britain's recorded music association) requests the removal of more than 35,000 infringing websites from Google's search results per day!
During the past ten years, one of the most challenging decades ever for the music industry, the good old vinyl LP has made a surprising comeback.
The music industry is two steps ahead of other industries in the ongoing digitization of media distribution. Download and streaming services accounted for almost 60 percent of recorded music revenues in the U.S. in 2012, while other media industries struggle to find a viable strategy for digital distribution.
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