U.S. music sales were down in virtually every category in 2014 compared to 2013, according to year end stats shared by Nielson. Only vinyl was up, an impressive 54%. The culprit? Streaming music - both free and paid- jumped 54%, as more and more consumers shifted from buying music to borrowing it. Nielsen Music's 2014 At-A-Glance: Overall On-Demand (Audio+Video) Streams 2014 – 164 Billion 2013 – 106 Billion +54% “Digital music consumption continues its robust growth, with On-Demand streaming up 54% over last year and 164 billion song streams being played in 2014 ,” says David Bakula, SVP Industry Insights,...

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