Q1 2016 Analysis

Murray Stassen

The music business enjoyed the benefits of the booming vinyl and streaming sectors in Q1 2016, with the total market seeing a 6.9% lift YOY to 23,744,884 units when using the Album Equivalent Streams measurement.
The introduction of new streaming services such as Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music and Jay Z’s Tidal in 2015, in addition to the likes of Spotify’s growing subscriber base, led audio streams to pass the nine billion milestone in Q1 2016 - 83.4% more than ...

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