Digital music track sales in the U.S. 2008-2019

In 2019, just 301.08 million digital songs were sold in the United States. Whilst this figure may sound impressive, just a few years earlier digital music track sales surpassed the one billion mark on an annual basis, and hit a record in 2012 with over 1.3 billion songs sold. There has been a notable decline in sales in the last five years in particular, and the 2019 figure was less than a third of the 964 million recorded in 2015.

Digital music track sales in the United States from 2008 to 2019

Number of tracks sold in millions
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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures other than for 2019 come from previous Nielsen & Billboard reports.
Figures have been rounded.

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