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RIAA's mid-year music report reveals paid streaming subscriptions on the rise

By Shawn Knight
Sep 27, 2014
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  1. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released its mid-year report on the music industry. Music sales as a whole were down nearly five percent in the US to $3.2 billion but it's the digital music revenue that most...

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  2. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    I mostly stopped listening to music a while ago. I have my personal library, and I'm tired of all the bickering in the industry to buy more. Plus I'm just not going to pay for basically, radio... sorry. I don't even agree with the sat. radio items. Just doesn't make sense to me. For truckers or someone always on the long haul maybe but... I'll pass.
     
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  3. Movatheaiur

    Movatheaiur TS Rookie Posts: 28   +7

    I like to own my library. That applies to games, movies,music and software.I pay for Netflix and listen to Pandora but that's for discovering things I may purchase in the future.
     
  4. thelatestmodel

    thelatestmodel TS Enthusiast Posts: 87   +22

    I don't think you understand what services this article is talking about. Services like Spotify could not be more different from radio - you are in control, not the DJ.

    Also, you stopped listening to music? What?
     
  5. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    These *****s would make more money if they listen to the customers. This is proof of that.

    Good service + Reasonable Price = $$$

    Anybody knows that. You dont have to be a rocket appliance.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    I couldn't help but notice that a whole 6.5 million dollars were spent on vinyl records. Which amounts to less than 1/10% of the already "badly sagging" CD sales of 715 million dollars.

    Wow whee, that's some trend they got going there, the huge rush back to LPs. It's practically a movement. Better order online, or the crowds at the record store will trample you to death.

    You do if you want to entertain disenfranchised housewives...
     

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