New music downloaders may have gotten used to paying $1.99 to listen to songs on CD and Blu-ray, but they might not have noticed a big difference in their music consumption habits until recently.
The music industry is in the midst of a major resurgence.
In fact, the number of music downloads on digital platforms jumped from nearly 1.5 billion in 2011 to over 1.8 billion in 2016, according to research firm Nielsen Music.
That growth is due in part to a boom in streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
But it’s also because of new music that has been available on digital and physical formats for years, including classics like The Rolling Stones’ “We Are The Champions” and Nirvana’s “Nevermind.”
As digital downloads continue to grow, so too do the demand for music from these classic albums.
While some of the biggest hits from the ’90’s have been remastered, others have been re-released on streaming services and on CD or vinyl.
Some have even been released on streaming platforms as well, including the hit “Ain’t It Fun,” released in 2018 on Amazon’s Prime Music.
“I think it’s amazing that this stuff is still out there,” said Daniel Buehler, an executive at music streaming service SoundCloud.
“I don’t think it would be the same without the albums that have been out there for years.”
He added that digital music is “a different breed of music” and that it is more diverse than traditional albums.
“It’s more like an art form, whereas traditional albums are more like a craft, and that’s something that’s not going away,” Buehl said.
“It’s a very different breed.”
As streaming platforms and streaming services expand their reach, so does the number and variety of music available to download and stream on them.
The number of songs available on Spotify jumped from 8 percent of all songs in 2016 to nearly 18 percent of songs in 2018.
Spotify said it will continue to add more and more music to its catalog.
Meanwhile, Apple Music said it has added more than 1,600 new songs to its library since the service launched in late 2017.
And while Spotify says it is adding a million songs daily, other services are adding new songs every day.
“We are adding a lot of new songs and a lot more artists to the library,” said Apple Music CEO Dan Sysak.
“We will continue adding new artists to our library in the future.”
The proliferation of digital music also has an impact on people’s purchasing habits.
In the latest Nielsen Music Music Sales report, music consumption increased from $1,865.6 billion in 2015 to $2,945.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 6.6 percent.
The report said the increase in music consumption is largely due to the rise in streaming music and the rise of streaming services.
Music sales increased by 5.3 percent last year.
And the number that people say they listen to each week increased from 15.4 million to 18.9 million, according the Nielsen Music survey.
However, people are also spending less time playing music.
According to Nielsen Music, people spend on average less than two hours each day playing music on streaming devices.
In 2018, they spent a total of 19.5 hours on music, down from 24.5 on average in 2015.
According to a 2016 report from Nielsen Music that examined the impact of digital services on music consumption, people were more likely to stop listening to music entirely if the music was not a classic or new album.
Music is the only genre where people stopped listening to the music entirely.
But people also stopped listening more frequently to music that they had heard before.
Music also is a more popular format for streaming services than CDs.
According with Nielsen Music’s data, 57 percent of people said they listen online to music.
Of those people, 53 percent say they listened to music online in the past week.
But while people listen to music offline, they also spend more time on their smartphones.
According the survey, 52 percent of music users said they had more than one smartphone in their household.
And 61 percent said they spend more than 10 hours each week on their devices.
The Nielsen Music study also found that people are more likely than people before them to buy music on digital devices.
The study found that 44 percent of millennials purchased music digitally in 2018 compared to 33 percent of those ages 25-34 in 2015, with the share of millennials spending $20 or more on digital music growing by 13 percentage points between 2017 and 2018.
Music is becoming more and less popular among young people as well.
A recent Pew Research Center study found only 12 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds own a digital music player, down slightly from 14 percent in 2015 and 16 percent in 2016.
But those numbers are down from 23 percent in 2017 and 24 percent in 2014. The