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Buzz Angle 2018 USA Music Consumption Report

Welcome to BuzzAngle Music’s 2018 report on U.S. music consumption.

For the second year in a row, overall consumption growth was up double- digits. 2018 total consumption showed a 16.2% increase over 2017, which we showed last year to be up 12.8% over 2016.

On-demand audio stream consumption continued to fuel the overall growth, increasing 41.8% to 534.6B streams, up from 376.9B streams last year. Total on-demand streams, including both audio and video, topped 809B for the year. In the fourth quarter of 2018, a dominant 85% of all audio streams were subscription-based.