The Evolution of The Online Music Industry
To understand how music has changed over the years, The Evolution of the Online Music Industry infographic provides a view of its history. The infographic depicts that over the years, record store sales have decreased by 76% and are projected to continue to decline. Oddly enough there were more cassettes shipped over the years than any other platform, including downloads. However, downloads are the preferred method to obtain single songs. Further, in 2011 online downloads surpassed in store sales for the first time ever with 71% of Chinese music users downloading music. The remainder of the infographic depicts legitimate online music services, digital album volume sales growth and file sharing statistics.