The Digital Music News blog has fascinating animated pie-charts showing the consolidation and eventual fracturing of media sales in the music industry. Compiled with US-based data, each pie represents 100% of total recording revenue. Click through to watch how the rise of CDs all but obliterated all media types a decade ago only to be beaten back by digital downloads, subscriptions (streaming), and mobile purchases.
3 thoughts on “30 Years of an Industry Fracturing”
CDs are like a giant, red Pacman chomping down on the entire industry only to be flattened out in the last 5 years.
Maybe Pacman’s mouth is just open really wide right now. Getting ready for another bite? Probably not.
if piracy were in the pie chart it would be bigger than the cd ever was …