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Music Industry: 40 Years of Sales by Platform

Revenue Streams by Music Platforms
data visualization by Ghafar Shah (@GhafarShah9) / slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: bar graph

Source:Music Industry: 40 Years of Sales by Platform” by Ghafar Shah (via Tableau)

Paired Texts:

Rys, Dan. “US Recorded Music Revenue Reaches $11.1 Billion in 2019, 79% From Streaming: RIAA.” Billboard, published on February 25, 2020.

Wikström, Patrik. “The Music Industry in the Age of Digital Distribution.” Published on BBVA Open Mind, from the book Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives (2013).

Sweney, Mark. “Taylor Swift strikes a blow for fellow artists as digital revenues soar.” The Guardian, published on November 24, 2018.

Potential Math Content: bar graph, making sense of the x-axis, scale along the y-axis, developing theories about why

Potential Content Connections: music, technology, economy, the arts

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