Jul 17, 2018

The genres that still sell physical albums

Reproduced from Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report, 2018; Chart: Axios Visuals

Latin music, Hip Hop/R&B and electronic dance music are the most streamed music genres in the U.S., according to Nielsen's mid-year Music Report.

Older genres of music, like Jazz and Classical, are still mostly consumed in non-streaming formats, like physical albums or purchased digital albums.

Hip Hop surpassed Rock to become the most popular music genre at the end of last year, per Nielsen.

  • The top five Hip Hop/R&B artists this year so far are Post Malone, Drake, Migos, J. Cole and XXXTentacion.

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The future of owning content online

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Thirty years into the internet era, content creators in many industries, like digital news publishing and music, still believe copyright regulations favor the interests of digital content distributors and make it difficult for them to make money.

The big picture: Countries around the world are trying to address outdated copyright rules to protect the owners of intellectual property across several industries.

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Apple says its software business is booming

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Apple on Wednesday said that its services business, which includes software for things like news, gaming, apps, music and video, had its best ever year in 2019.

Why it matters: Apple has been focusing on growing its services business as iPhone sales have drooped.

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Saudis sentence 5 to death over Khashoggi's murder

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman. Photo: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Kingdom Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and three others were sentenced to prison, AP reports.

Why it matters: The Saudis still deny that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had any knowledge or involvement in the assassination, despite the CIA concluding last year that he gave the order.

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