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U.S. Music Streams Topped a Trillion in 2019

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  1. Melody Bot

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    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    Anne Steele, writing for the Wall Street Journal:


    U.S. music streams on services like Spotify Technology AB, Apple Music and YouTube rose 30% last year to top one trillion for the first time, according to Nielsen Music’s annual report, fueled by big releases from artists like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Post Malone.

    Streaming services have upended how people listen to and pay for music, and now account for 82% of music consumption in the U.S., according to Nielsen. Sales of physical albums, meanwhile, dropped off 19% in 2019 and now make up just 9% of overall music consumption.

     
  2. Yellowcard2006

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    With numbers like those I'm thankful most artists still put out physical editions.
     
  3. somethingwitty

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    While streaming has made music more available than ever before, it’s also kind of cheapened it. Remember when you would sit with a record and dissect it, now you consume and move on.
     
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