Country Music Acts Earn Staggering Amounts of Money

Country Music Acts Earn Staggering Amounts of Money

This chart shows the highest-earning country musicians worldwide in 2014.

Streaming Boom Stifles Music Downloads

Streaming Boom Stifles Music Downloads

This chart illustrates how streaming continues to grow, while things go downhill for basically every other way music distribution (except for good old vinyl).

Streaming Boom Adds Fuel To Digital Music Growth

Streaming Boom Adds Fuel To Digital Music Growth

This chart shows how global digital music revenues have grown between 2008 and 2013.

Music Subscriptions and Streaming Are Taking Off

Music Subscriptions and Streaming Are Taking Off

This chart shows global music revenue by category.

The Rapid Rise of Digital Music

The Rapid Rise of Digital Music

This chart illustrates the impressive growth of digital music revenues over the past decade.

Digital Music on the Rise

Digital Music on the Rise

This chart shows the number of mobile phone music and digital radio listeners in the U.S.

The Digital Music Revolution

The Digital Music Revolution

This infographic illustrates how the U.S. music industry has changed in the past 15 years, as digital downloads gradually displaced physical music distribution.

Digital Music Services Go Mainstream

Digital Music Services Go Mainstream

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.

United States Top Music Piracy Ranking

United States Top Music Piracy Ranking

This chart shows the total number of music releases downloaded via BitTorrent in the first half of 2012.

Streaming Boom Can't Offset Decline in Physical Music Sales

Streaming Boom Can't Offset Decline in Physical Music Sales

This chart shows the estimated annual change in global music revenues, broken down by type.

The Good Old Radio Trumps Online Services for Music Discovery

The Good Old Radio Trumps Online Services for Music Discovery

This chart shows which services Americans use to stay up-to-date with music.

Top 10 Digital Music Genres 2012 in the U.S.

Top 10 Digital Music Genres 2012 in the U.S.

The chart shows digital music sales in the U.S. by genre.

Music Pirates Buy More Digital Music

Music Pirates Buy More Digital Music

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.

The United States Lead the Way in Digital Music Adoption

The United States Lead the Way in Digital Music Adoption

This chart shows the digital share of recorded music sales in the five largest recorded music markets in the world.

360° Deals in Music

360° Deals in Music

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.

Music Streaming Remains a Young Person’s Game

Music Streaming Remains a Young Person’s Game

This chart shows the percentage of people in the U.S. who used the following streaming services in the past month by age.

Pandora Maintains Lead In Crowded Audio Streaming Space

Pandora Maintains Lead In Crowded Audio Streaming Space

This chart shows the results of a survey on music streaming adoption in the United States.

Music Industry Leads Charge Against Online Piracy

Music Industry Leads Charge Against Online Piracy

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!

The LP is Back!

The LP is Back!

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 First to Arrive in the Digital Age

The Music Industry is First to Arrive in the Digital Age

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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