Mobile music: distribution of U.S. revenue 2010-2016, by type

This statistic gives information on the distribution of mobile music revenue in the United States from 2010 to 2012 with forecast until 2016. In 2012, 68.7 percent of mobile music revenue was generated through advertising. In 2016, the share of mobile music ad revenue in the United States is expected to grow to 86.2 percent.

Distribution of mobile music revenue in the United States from 2010 to 2016, by type

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Release date

October 2012


United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2012

Special properties

Mobile devices only

Supplementary notes

Inlcudes revenues generated from direct download or live stream on mobile devices only, excludes sideloaded music, ringtones and ringback tones. Includes subscription services that are exclusive to mobile devices, excludes services that are accessed via multiple platforms.

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