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On-Demand Streaming Now Accounts for the Majority of Audio Consumption

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch:

    The report found that album sales, including both digital and physical, fell 17.7 percent last year to 169.15 million copies, down from 205.5 million in 2016. Meanwhile, streaming once again soared, leading the overall music industry to growth, largely due to the significant 58.7 percent increase in on-demand audio streams over last year.

  2. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    I never thought even 2 years ago I’d be one of those people who mostly streams their music instead of buying a physical copy(or digital for that matter). But yet, here we are.
    heymattrick, Essie and jco3 like this.
  3. pbueddi


    im still not one of these people. ipod or bust!
    Kingjohn_654 likes this.
  4. heymattrick

    Pool Boy at the Vampire Mansion

    Finally made the switch a few months ago. Can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.
  5. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    This is our generation's Alamo.
  6. pbueddi


    i kind of feel dumb asking, but what do you mean?
    Kingjohn_654 likes this.
  7. elphshelf

    100% made of farts Supporter

    Meanwhile, here I am using streaming both as a consumption method as well as to inform which CDs/vinyl l I buy...
  8. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Remember the Alamo?
    A lot of American folk heroes died at that battle. They never stood a chance.