This is a first. US CD sales were distanced last year by the turnover of sites Music streaming, that is to say without downloading, according to industry data. The first confirms the clear trend of music lovers to migrate online, whether to streaming sites with music on demand as Spotify and Rhapsody, or internet radios like Pandora.
In total, streaming generated $ 1.87 billion last year, against $ 1.85 billion for the sale of CDs, reveal the figures published by the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents the interests of the sector. And this passion for streaming offers a breath of fresh air to a music industry that seeks to diversify its sources of income in the face of record sales plummeting. He thus sold for 4.86 billion dollars of music last year, an increase of 2% compared to 2013. But
streaming does not please: number musicians and singers believe that copyright is donated to them by the streaming sites are ridiculous. Among them, the young pop singer Taylor Swift is the fiercest criticism. Last year, she withdrew its entire repertoire of Spotify. Similarly, the Icelandic Björk refuses to offer his latest album “Vulnicura” streaming.