Music Industry

Here’s How Americans Spend Money on Music. How Do You Compare?

A site called Moneytips has published a new infographic based on how people spend their money on music. Here are some highlights.

  • In 2014, the average American spent $48 a year on live music.
  • In 2014, the average American spent $18 buying recorded music. No, that’s not a typo.
  • As a group, Millennials spent an average of $163 per year on music. Of that, just $15 went to physical music product.

Click on the image to see the whole thing.

Concert spending 2016


Alan Cross

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