RIAA Releases 2007 Year-End Shipment Stats – CD’s Drop 17.5%
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced the US Manufacturers’ Unit Shipments and Value Chart for 2007. The results are just plain ugly, and showcase the music industry’s continued free fall.
2007 Year-End Shipment Highlights
» Net CD shipments dropped 17.5%
» Dollar value of Net CD shipments dropped 20.5%.
» The vinyl records saw shipments increase 36.6% with a 46.2% increase in dollar value.
» Cassette shipments dropped 41.2% with, oddly, only a 18.4% drop in dollar value.
» Subscriptions to music services increased a scant 0.7% while their dollar value dropped 2.6%.
» Mobile increased 14.6% by units and by 13.6% by dollar value. Mobile includes master ringtones, ringbacks, music videos, and full track downloads
Download the RIAA’s 2007 Year-End Shipment Stats.