Streaming Music vs. Downloading, 2015

In terms of overall growth and projections, the disparities between paid downloads and streaming will only intensify. According to RIAA data, ‘Download Single’ sales plunged 14.9 percent last year alone (in terms of total transactions), with ‘Download Album’ sales dropping 7.0 percent (also in terms of total transactions). Those declines are likely to intensify in 2016, while streaming is highly likely to continue surging. – Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News