ARIA’s most recent report confirms what many of us clinging to stacks of cracked jewel cases cannot bear ourselves to accept: that streaming is how people absorb music these days. But what about the liner notes?!
During the first six months of 2017, streaming brought in revenue of $96.9 million in Australia, which is up 57% from the same period the previous year – an impressive leap .
Meanwhile, your old shiny discs only brought in $32.9 million, down 13%.
Of course, these figures don’t include the hundreds of thousands of $2 CDs bought in bargain bins and op shops around the country, so maybe things aren’t moving quite so quickly, right? Right!?