US vinyl sales made more money than free streams last year

The RIAA called the figures “proof that some fundamental distortions” were at play

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Vinyl sales in the United States made more money than free streams in 2015.

New figures released by the RIAA have shown that vinyl album and EP sales brought in more money than the music industry made from advertising on free services such as YouTube and Spotify.

Last year saw vinyl sales in America rise to their highest level since 1988, increasing by 32 per cent to $416 million. Revenue from ad-supported streaming, meanwhile, rose by 31 per cent to $385 million.

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RHIAN DALY, 24TH MARCH 2016 NME

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