Better Times Ahead for the Music Industry?

Maybe.  Check out this graph of predictions of global recorded music revenues created by The Economist.  While physical sales have a trajectory similar to a duck shot out of the sky, downloads and digital subscriptions are pointed up.  At some point in 2016, digital (downloads, anyway, should surpass physical in terms of revenue.  Extrapolate a little further and it looks like digital subscriptions will out-muscle physical a year or so later.  I’m unclear what “mobile and other” means.

Click here for the full story. (Thanks to Rupinder for the link.)

Global recorded music revenues predictions

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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