RIAA market research has compiled a revenue report for the music industry in the first half of 2018. Some of the more interesting statistics include revenue from streaming music climbing 28% year over year (YOY) to $3.4 billion for the first half of 2018. Streaming music now accounts for 75% of the U.S. music industry revenue! This number includes revenue from paid subscriptions like Tidal, digital radio stations like Pandora, and ad-supported streaming services like YouTube and Spotify. Paid subscriptions not only grew to $2.5 billion, but they now account for over 75% of the streaming music revenue as consumers now find more value in paid subscriptions. The paid subscription sector grew 48% to 46.4 million subscribers in the first half of 2018. Overall total revenue in the industry as a whole grew 10% to $4.6 billion in the first half of 2018. Despite far few users, subscription streaming vastly out performed ad-supported revenues. Shipments of physical products decreased 25% to $462 million in 1H 2018, a higher rate of decline than in recent years. Revenues from CDs fell by 41% in the first half of the year, more than offsetting a 13% increase in revenues from sales of vinyl albums. Revenues from shipments of physical products made up 10% of the industry total in 1H 2018.