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ARIA annual wholesale figures released

28 Jan

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ARIA have released their annual wholesale figures for the local recorded music industry. The figures show growth in both the streaming and vinyl sectors, both increasing by more than 100%. With new premium services being offered by Apple and Youtube, streaming revenue is set to continue rising in 2015.

Overview of findings:

  • Subscription service income doubled to $23 million
  • Vinyl album sales value up 127%
  • Digital music products make up 59% of the total market at $187.7 million
  • 16 Australian Singles and Albums soared to the top of the ARIA charts
  • Australian artists deliver exceptional results with 18 of the top 100 singles and 36 of the top 100 albums – 4 singles and 3 albums feature in top 10 lists
  • International Chart success for Sia, 5 Seconds of Summer & Iggy Azalea

The year ahead offers exciting musical offerings for fans with albums from locals Tame Impala, Ruby Boots, Ta-ku, Samantha Jade, Troye Sivan, Coin Banks and more to be expected.

More info here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

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