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2018 RIAA Shipment & Revenue Statistics | RIAA

Fueled by tremendous creative output by groundbreaking artists and now more than 50 million paid subscriptions, the U.S. music industry experienced its third year of consecutive growth in 2018 with retail revenues up 12% to $9.8 billion. Streaming now comprises 75% of total industry revenues.  Vinyl continues to be a bright spot for the physical market, up 8% to $419 million, the highest revenue level since 1988.

See the full report below and read more on the 2018 numbers from RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier in his Medium commentary here.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE. 

Source: Recording Industry Association of America