Music News - BuzzA. Music has released its 2018 Year-End Report for the US music industry
B.A. Music has released its 2018 Year-End Report for the US music industry, and it’s got a few surprises.
- Music fans only streamed nine songs, however, more than 500 million times last year.
- Overall, the top 1,000 streamed songs accounted for 121.8 billion streams in 2018. This number decreased from 122.2 billion in 2017, but increased from 2016’s 91.8 billion.
- For the third year in a row, Hip-Hop/Rap also emerged as the top genre in terms of total song consumption – 24.7%.
- Breaking down industry trends by release period, deep catalog titles – those released more than three years ago – accounted for 55% of all album sales. This number rose 4% from 51% in 2017.