According to recent numbers, more than 50,000 songs per minute had been streamed in the UK in 2015. Thanks to streaming services and Internet, music aficionados are now swapping their CDs and music downloads for streaming the newest tunes online.
In 2015, a record 26.8 billion songs were streamed in United Kingdom. This is an increase of 82% as compared to the previous year
The had of the U.K.’s BPI, the UK music industry body said that the increase in streaming is largely due to the success of services such as Apple Music and Spotify. According to him, “more people are discovering how wonderful it is to have all the music in the world to listen to, whenever and wherever you want”.
Audio streaming amounts to 25% of all music consumed in the UK this past year.
What’s noteworthy is that old technology such as Vinyl also enjoyed a rise in popularity. Vinyl sales are up 64% and are now at a 21 year high in the UK.