PROFITING FROM VINYL
The end-of-year figures from RIAA in the US shows that vinyl sales have again increased while CD sales fall, and the estimated dollar value of vinyl LPs and EPs sold in the US has risen 32% from US$315m in 2014 to US$416m in 2015. Remarkably this figure exceeds total income from all adsupported streaming royalties (e.g. Spotify Free) plus YouTube plus VIVO combined. Downloads still head the income lists, with singles netting US$1.3bn and albums US$1.1bn, while paid subscription services contributed US$1.2bn.