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2017 | Sales & Revenue

2016 Mid-Year RIAA Shipment and Revenue Statistics

For the first half of 2016, strong growth in revenues from subscription streaming services more than offset declines in unit based sales of physical and digital music download products. Overall revenues at retail increased 8.1% on a year-over-year basis to $3.4 billion, the strongest industry growth since the late 1990’s. At wholesale, value increased 5.7% to $2.4 billion.

Source: Recording Industry Association of America

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