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2024 | Sales & Revenue

2018 Mid-Year Shipment & Revenue Statistics | RIAA

Halfway through 2018, the United States music business “continues its comeback story, powered by great new music, talented artists and a re-invented record industry.” Overall market trends in the first half of 2018 continued to reflect the music industry’s rapid transition from unit based physical and digital sales towards streaming music sources. Total revenues from recorded music in the United States grew 10% to $4.6 billion at retail in 1H 2018. Streaming music accounted for ¾ of industry revenues. At wholesale value, revenues rose 10% to $ 3.1 billion.