Recorded music sales in the U.S. 2014, by distribution channel

The statistic depicts recorded music sales in the United States in 2014, broken down by sales channel. Physical sales accounted for 26 percent of the total music sales in 2014.

Recorded music sales in the United States in 2014, by distribution channel

Share of music sales
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Release date

April 2015


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Note: Physical sales include CDs, vinyl, cassettes and other physical formats. CD sales ordered via the internet (e.g. Amazon) are reported as physical sales. Digital sales refer to sales via online, mobile channels and via subscriptions. Income from ad-supported services, mono/polyphonic ringtone income and bundled subscriptions are also included.

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