Sunday January 08, 2017

Streaming Topped All Forms Of U.S. Music Consumption In 2016

Americans streamed 431 billion songs in 2016 alone, surpassing total digital sales of songs and albums for the first time in history. I still prefer to manage my own library since streaming services won’t let me cherry-pick album art and tweak tag information, but I can see why streaming is winning.

آ…folks in the US streamed more songs per day (1.2 billion) than the 734 million that were downloaded during the entire year, the ratings company said. As with similar increases in the UK, streaming increased 76 percent from last year, a figure that helped the music industry grow a solid three percent over 2015. Major streaming sites, especially Spotify and Apple Music, also saw dramatic subscriber boosts.