這是 Bloomberg 的報導。經歷了近 20 年的唱片銷售衰退，今年終於開始成長了。雖然是以美國市場為主要的統計，還是挺有參考價值。 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...rive-u-s-music-industry-s-8-first-half-growth 以下整理出的幾點挺有意思的，特別是 streaming 的成長、韓國 (很厲害.....) 與中國市場。值得注意的是以下金額數字應該都沒有換算購買力差別。1999 CD 成長到最高時的貨幣購買力應該比現在高很多 (50-70%?)。 - U.S. streaming revenue grew 57 percent to $1.6 billion in the first half of 2016 and accounted for almost half of industry sales. - Physical music sales tumbled 14 percent while downloads also shrank by a double-digit percentage. - Streaming holds promise because the cost of a one-year subscription -- $120 -- is more than the average consumer spent on CDs, even at the peak. - South Korea has emerged as one of the 10 largest music markets in the world, with sales totaling $265.8 million in 2014, according to data from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries. A decade ago, that market was half the size and not one of the 25 largest. - Unlike Korea, China was once a major market, contributing $212 million in sales back in 2004. Yet with the explosion of piracy it shrank to just $23 million in 2010. By 2014, the market in China surpassed $100 million for the first time in almost a decade, with streaming a major source of the recovery there.