Music consumers are using desktop as well as mobile technology for an a‘la carte music listening experience. Today many fans visit online sites for music streaming, sharing and listening to internet radio. Technology has broadened mobile musical entertainment, the use of music streaming is trending high because consumers want the convenience provided by streaming services. There are some setbacks to online music streaming such as users require a fast internet connection for better audio quality and the consumer does not own the streamed music versus downloading your purchased fav song, building your eclectic music library to listen at your leisure.
Nielsen SoundScan says on-demand streaming services jumped an incredible 42% in the first half of 2014 compared to a year ago, soaring to 70.3 million streams. Sales of digital downloads, meanwhile, dropped 13% to $593.6 million during the first six months, from $682.2 million the year before.
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