Music in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on music in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about music, musicians and the music business in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Global revenue of the recorded music industry 1999-2018

    • Music industry revenue distribution worldwide 2018, by source

    • Recorded music market revenue worldwide 2005-2018

    • Music streaming revenue growth worldwide 2013-2018

    • Classical recorded music revenue worldwide 2018, by region

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Music industry revenue in the U.S. 2012-2021

    • U.S. music industry - revenue distribution 2017-2018, by source

    • Retail value of music shipments in the U.S. from 1999 to 2018

    • Change in music sales in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • Music album sales in the U.S. 2007-2018

    • Music industry revenue in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • Music song consumption U.S. 2018, by genre

  • 3. Bestsellers
    • Top-selling music albums of all time 2018

    • Top selling albums of all time in the U.S. 2019

    • Top-selling digital songs in the U.S. 2018

    • Most popular songs in the U.S. 2018, by streams

    • Top-selling vinyl albums in the U.S. 2018

    • Cassette albums sales in the U.S. 2018

    • Most successful artists on Billboard Hot 100 as of July 2017

  • 4. Record companies
    • Market share of the largest music publishers worldwide from 2007 to 2018

    • Market share of music publishers in the U.S. Q4 2017-Q1 2019

    • Annual revenue of Sony Corporation's music segment 2008-2019

    • Universal Music Group: music publishing revenue 2007-2018

    • Warner Music Group: music publishing revenue 2004-2018

  • 5. Concert business
    • Live music events attendance in the U.S. 2018, by event type

    • The most successful music tours in North America in 2018

    • Most successful music tours in North America 2018, based on ticket sales

    • Most successful music tours worldwide 2018

    • Worldwide music tour gross revenues 2011-2018

    • Live Nation Entertainment's concert revenue from 2008 to 2018

    • Number of events promoted by Live Nation from 2008 to 2018

  • 6. Consumer preferences & behavior
    • Music consumption reach on weekdays in the U.S. 2018, by daypart

    • Music consumption in the U.S. H1 2019, by genre & format

    • Music listening frequency in the U.S. 2019, by age group

    • Share of time spent with music in the U.S. 2017, by source

    • Music genres preferred by consumers in the U.S. 2018

    • Favorite music genres in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Frequency of listening to new music genres in the U.S. 2018

    • Music fans in the U.S. 2019, by age

  • 7. Digital music
    • Digital music revenue in the U.S. from 2008 to 2018, by type

    • Mobile music revenue in the U.S. from 2005 to 2018

    • Top-selling digital music albums in the U.S. 2018

    • Top-selling digital songs in the U.S. H1 2019

    • Digital album sales in the U.S. 2008-2018

    • Value of digital music singles downloaded in the U.S. from 2004 to 2018

    • Spotify users in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Weekly reach of Amazon Prime Music in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Most popular entertainment apps in the U.S. 2019, by reach

    • Spotify: most streamed weekly tracks in the United States 2019

  • 8. Music videos
    • Most popular online music videos in the U.S. 2018

    • Most watched music videos on Vevo in the U.S. 2018

    • Music video streams in the U.S. 2018, by genre

    • Most expensive music videos worldwide 2018

    • MTV Video Music Awards - number of viewers 2000-2019

  • 9. Grammys
    • Most Grammy-winning individuals of all time

    • Most Latin Grammy Award-winning individuals of all time

    • Most Grammy-winning albums of all time

    • Number of Grammy Awards categories 1959-2019

    • The Grammys relevance in the U.S. 2019, by age

    • Grammys Song of the Year public opinion 2019

  • 10. Celebrities
    • Highest paid musicians in the U.S. 2018

    • Highest-paid women in music 2019

    • Earnings of the world's highest earning rappers and hip-hop artists 2019

    • Highest earning country musicians 2019

    • Highest earning DJs 2019

    • Most popular musicians in the U.S. 2018

    • Most streamed artists in the U.S. in 2018

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