1,941skywakeSat 21st Jul 2018 Here's an interesting observation. I was on an internet rabbit hole and found myself looking at revenue statistics for the Australian music industry. As you do. A couple of things I thought were kinda interesting. 1. Ad supported streaming generates about the same amount of revenue as Vinyl sales 2. Despite all the headline figures about Vinyl having huge growth it's still 1/4 of CD sales 3. Digital music sales have declined enough that ARIA make about as much money from CDs now 4. Paid subscriptions generate about as much revenue as all physical media combined Probably none of these trends are a surprise to anyone. I just think it's interesting to realise that Vinyl is as big as Spotify Free or that iTunes is in such a fast decline that CDs, again, take up about as much of the market. .... personally I haven't really changed the way I consume music over the last decade. I still buy CDs or purchase music digitally. I don't pay for a music subscription and instead just shuffle through my collection. The only change I've made is that I now use Spotify as a way to get an idea of whether I like an artist or not rather than The Pirate Bay. Edited on Sat 21st July, 2018 @ 15:31 by skywake Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, The Avalanches "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"