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.
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