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US Recorded Music Revenues from Paid Subscriptions Exceeded $10BN

by Murray Stassen, Music Business Worldwide, 2023-03-09

That’s the headline stat from the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) 2022 Year End report, which, published today (March 9), shows that on a retail basis, recorded music revenues in the US, grew 6.1% YoY, the market’s seventh consecutive year of growth.

Streaming generated the lion’s share of that overall revenue tally.

Streaming grew 7.3% to a record high $13.3 billion in revenue and collectively accounts for 84% of total recorded music revenues in the US, up slightly from 83% in 2021.

On a wholesale basis – i.e. the money that makes its way back to record labels, distributors and ultimately artists – the US recorded music industry generated $10.3 billion in 2022.


The RIAA notes that services like Amazon Prime, Pandora Plus, music licenses for streaming fitness services, and other subscriptions are included in this category.

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