Music streaming outweighs CDs

These services generated revenues of 1,870 million dollars last year in the US, over 1,850 million spent on CD.

Step by step, services streaming music have been eating him terrain to the physical media, up to the situation last year in the United States, where streaming generated revenues of 1.870 billion dollars , above the 1.850 million Americans spent on CD.

It is the first time that revenues generated by the transmission of online music exceed from the sale of CDs, according to data from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The sales of music streaming include subscription services like Spotify and Beats Music , radios like Pandora and Sirius XM , and video services such as Vevo or YouTube . In total, revenue from streaming grew by 29% compared to 2013, while best tactical watch sales fell 12.7%.

But the first place in the record industry revenue corresponds to digital downloads , with sales of 2.580 million. Of course, sales fell 8.7% last year, reports CNET .

In percentages, the RIAA data show that digital downloads are the largest share of total sales of the music industry in the US: 37%. The streaming accounted for 27% of total revenues, compared with 21% in 2013, but still in third place. Sales of physical disks , meanwhile, remain in second place with 32%.

Within streaming services, one of the most popular segments were the free services with advertising , as the free version of Spotify or YouTube. This category grew 34%, although still has a relatively small income: 295 million in revenue. Subscription services like Spotify Premium, Rhapsody and Beats, generated 799 million.

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