Online Music Streaming Paid Artists More Than CD Sales in 2014

Spotify Presents An Intimate Evening With Shane McAnally

Jason Davis / Getty Images

Online music streaming looks like a phenomenon that isn’t going anyway. With Kendrick Lamar earning close to a $1M payout in the first day of his To Pimp A Butterfly streams, studies show that streaming as a whole out-performed physical CDs for the first in 2014. Business Insider reports that music streaming is now officially bigger than CD sales. While digital downloads still reign supreme in the power rankings, BI shared some informative charts and graphs explaining the music industry’s sales pie. Check them out here to find out more information, and stay tuned to our coverage on how streaming is changing the game forever.

About The Author

Hip Hop My Way

HipHopMyWay has a pulse on all things Hip Hop, and is now committed to showcasing NEW unsigned/undiscovered talent. Our mission is to give the culture of Hip Hop a reliable platform and community. We are a digital community where you can discover talent and new music from Independent Artists, Producers, Songwriters & DJ's. Vote for your favorite performers and help them win opportunities. We provide resources and tips from top industry experts to help educate our members.