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Physical Media CD's & Vinyl Records verse Streaming

Vinyl

The preferred method of music delivery

Streaming continues to grow as the preferred method of music delivery, but physical media is still strong. Contrary to what many people believe, the CD is not dead.

Statistics from the Recording Industries Association of America (RIAA) report that digital downloads and streaming accounted for approximately 34% each of the industry's American revenue during the 2015 fiscal year. Downloads declined about 10% from the previous year, while streaming rose by 6%. Physical media—CDs and LPs—accounted for almost 29% of revenue.

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