In 2014, the industry’s global digital revenues increased by 6.8 per cent to US$6.85 billion. For the first time, the industry derived the same proportion of revenues from digital channels (46%) as physical format sales (46%).

Music subscription services were a major driver of digital growth, substaining a sharp upward trend of recent years. Revenue rose 39.0 per cent in 2014 to US$1.57 billion. Revenues from music subscription revenues now make up 23 per cent of digital revenues globally, up from only 18 per cent in 2013.

Tout ça alors que les offres de streaming ne comptent que 41 millions d’abonnés payants dans le monde, contre 28 millions en 2013.