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US recorded-music consumption registered a very positive 2018, according to consumer research organizations Nielsen and BuzzAngle.


  • Both organizations have reported an increase in the growth rate of recorded-music consumption, with on-demand audio streaming the main driver.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the published reports on US music consumption in 2018.
  • Examines music consumption by format and access method as well as sales by genre.

Key questions answered

  • What share of total music consumption in the US was accounted for by music streaming in 2018?
  • Apart from streaming, which other music format experienced sales growth in 2018?

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  • Summary
  • Healthy rise in US music consumption
  • BuzzAngle equally buoyant on US recorded-music sector
  • Hip-hop/rap dominates album and song consumption


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