Billboard published an interesting article yesterday called Streaming Drives Sales.

The article cited a study released by the Country Music Association that cites some fascinating statistics:

So what does this mean? Is radio dead?

Not yet, according to this survey. But it’s not as important for music sales. For new artists, though, what is priority? Is it more important for people to hear your music, or buy it?

Some would argue that the more people hear, the more likely they are to buy. One naturally leads to the other.

For new artists, though, album sales are crucial to survival. They can’t act on principle alone. Or can they?

What do you think? Where do you find new music? Share in the comments below!

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