30 Years of an Industry Fracturing

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”

  1. CDs are like a giant, red Pacman chomping down on the entire industry only to be flattened out in the last 5 years.

  2. Maybe Pacman’s mouth is just open really wide right now. Getting ready for another bite? Probably not.

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