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Surge in Streaming Subscriptions Fuels Record Growth in Music Sales Worldwide in 2023

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Streaming’s popularity drives nine consecutive years of growth in music sales

The music industry experienced a 10.2 percent increase in overall revenue from music sales worldwide in 2023, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth. This increase can be attributed to the surge in streaming service subscriptions, which accounted for more than half of the revenue generated. Revenue from physical audio formats like CDs and vinyls also increased by 13.4 percent, while royalties saw a 9.5 percent rise.

However, digital music records saw a decline of 2.6 percent in revenue. Despite this, the music industry is experiencing growth across all markets, regions, and formats, with sub-Saharan Africa seeing the strongest growth at 24.7 percent and Latin America and Asia also experiencing double-digit growth rates. Europe ranks second globally with a 25 percent income share, followed by the US and Canada with 41 percent.

IFPI Chief Financial Officer John Nolan noted that this positive growth is due to the increasing number of streaming service subscribers and their willingness to pay for music content. However, IFPI Chief Legal Officer Lauri Rechardt highlighted some challenges such as streaming fraud, digital piracy, and responsible development of generative artificial intelligence to ensure artist and publishing rights are respected.

Overall, it seems that despite some challenges faced by the music industry, there is still significant potential for continued growth through innovation and adaptation to new technologies.

In summary:

The sale of music records worldwide increased in 2023 for the ninth consecutive year due to an increase in streaming service subscriptions. Over $28 billion was generated in revenue from music sales last year with more than half coming from streaming services that saw an increase of $19.3 billion.

Sub-Saharan Africa saw the strongest growth at 24.7%, with Europe ranking second globally with a 25% income share.

IFPI Chief Financial Officer John Nolan stated that this positive growth is due to the increasing number of streaming service subscribers and their willingness to pay for music content.

Despite this progression towards success; challenges such as streaming fraud and digital piracy still exist; furthermore responsible development of generative artificial intelligence must be undertaken to ensure artist and publishing rights are respected.

By Samantha Nguyen

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