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The RIAA provides the most comprehensive data on U.S. recorded music revenues and shipments dating all the way back to 1973. In fact, this is the definitive source of revenue data for the recorded music industry in the United States.

For more in-depth analysis of 2016 data and trends, please see our “News and Notes on 2016 RIAA Shipment and Revenue Statistics.” We provide these figures to educate and inform industry discussions, and permission to cite or copy the data is granted as long as proper attribution is given to the Recording Industry Association of America. For further questions, please contact the main RIAA line at 202-775-0101 and ask for Madelyne Adams to help get you the information you need.