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The Rise and Fall of Various Digital Music Series Told in Handy Charts

Digital Music News has assembled a series of super-cool charts that show the rise (and occasional fall) of the various digital music services that we’ve seen over the last 15 years.  Here, for example, is how we can graph the original Napster.


Here’s Spotify.


And now, Apple Music.


There’s plenty more to be found here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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