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Introduction

RIAA has reported improved US music trade figures for the first half of 2015. Record company earnings from recorded music edged up slightly compared with 1H14 with a rise in streaming sales just offsetting lower sales of downloads and CD albums.

Highlights

  • The retail value of US recorded music sales slipped slightly year-on-year, but the rate of decline was lower than the RIAA reported at the same time last year.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the recorded music sales in the US for the first half of this year.
  • The research note analyzes what sectors of the recorded music retail industry are seeing gains and which ones aren't.

Key questions answered

  • What was the retail value of the US recorded music industry in the first six months of this year?
  • What share of total US music sales in the first half of this year were accounted for by access services?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Stable first six months for US recorded music sector
  • Streaming takes the lead

Appendix

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