How Much Has the Music Industry Changed in the Last Ten Years? Let’s Look at Some Hard Numbers.

StartupBlog offers some amazingly sobering numbers when it comes to the station of the music industry.

10 years ago Now
Recorded music sales $16 billion $6.9 billion
All streaming sales Nil $1.5 billion
Download sales  $250 million $2.8 billion
CD sales $15 billion $2.5 billion

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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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