Change of music sales in the U.S. 2009-2018

Change of music sales in the United States from 2009 to 2018, by category

by Amy Watson, last edited Jan 17, 2019
Change of music sales in the U.S. 2009-2018 The statistic presents data on the year-over-year changes of music sales in the United States from 2009 to 2018. LP/vinyl album sales saw an increase of 14.6 percent from 2017 to 2018. Meanwhile digital album sales are declining, with unit sales drop of 20.7 percent in the last measured period.
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Change of music sales in the United States from 2009 to 2018, by category

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Overall Music SalesTotal album salesDigital album salesDigital track salesLP / vinyl album salesCD
2018 vs. 2017--17.7%-20.7%-27.2%14.6%-20.9%
2017 vs. 201612.5%-17.7%-19.6%-23.4%9%-
2016 vs. 20153.1%-16.7%-20.1%-25%10%-16.3%
2015 vs. 2014--6.1%-2.9%-12.5%29.8%-10.8%
2014 vs. 2013--11.2%-9.4%-12.5%51.8%-14.9%
2013 vs. 2012-6.3%-8%0%-6%33%-14%
2012 vs. 20113.1%-4.4%14.1%5.1%17.7%-13.5%
2011 vs. 20106.9%1.3%19.5%8.5%36.3%-
2010 vs. 2009-2.4%-12.7%13%1%14%-
Overall Music SalesTotal album salesDigital album salesDigital track salesLP / vinyl album salesCD
2018 vs. 2017--17.7%-20.7%-27.2%14.6%-20.9%
2017 vs. 201612.5%-17.7%-19.6%-23.4%9%-
2016 vs. 20153.1%-16.7%-20.1%-25%10%-16.3%
2015 vs. 2014--6.1%-2.9%-12.5%29.8%-10.8%
2014 vs. 2013--11.2%-9.4%-12.5%51.8%-14.9%
2013 vs. 2012-6.3%-8%0%-6%33%-14%
2012 vs. 20113.1%-4.4%14.1%5.1%17.7%-13.5%
2011 vs. 20106.9%1.3%19.5%8.5%36.3%-
2010 vs. 2009-2.4%-12.7%13%1%14%-
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by Amy Watson, last edited Jan 17, 2019
The statistic presents data on the year-over-year changes of music sales in the United States from 2009 to 2018. LP/vinyl album sales saw an increase of 14.6 percent from 2017 to 2018. Meanwhile digital album sales are declining, with unit sales drop of 20.7 percent in the last measured period.
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