PORTLAND, Ore. (CelebrityAccess) – Discogs has shared their Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights for 2018.
The report emphasizes physical format sales of both catalog and new releases, across multiple genres, including the Top New and Catalog Albums Sales over the first half of 2018. The Discogs Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis also compares data from the Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report to deepen the analysis of how the music industry and music consumers are continuing to change inclusive of the elusive C2C data only available via Discogs.
Notable data coming from this year’s report includes the continued rise in sales of the vinyl format at 14.97% year-over-year as well as increased cassette sales, which actually saw the most growth at 35.19%. The most popular genres sold in the Discogs Marketplace are Rock, Electronic, and Funk/Soul. However, both the Classical (+37.82%) and Latin (+35.07%) genres have seen a sizable year-over-year increase in sales.
Read the full 2018 Mid-Year Marketplace Analysis & Database Highlights HERE.