Digital Song Sales Hit Seven-Year Low as Streaming Continues to Rise

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Conversely — and unsurprisingly — as sales plummet, streaming continues its ascent, with the same frame marking the highest week of total U.S. on-demand audio and video streams: 6.6 billion. The streaming surge follows as consumers adapt to free and low-cost streaming services (like Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music) and shift away from the pay-to-own model. – Keith Caulfield, Billboard