Cannibalism, defined (in capitalism): the process by which one closely-related, oftentimes evolved product reduces demand for another. The opposite of complementary.
Growth of Paid Downloads vs. Streaming, 2012 vs. 2011
A. Paid Downloads: 1.336 billion. Up 5%.
(iTunes, Amazon, etc.)
B. Spotify Subscribers: 5.2 million. Up 86%.
C. Spotify Active Users: 20 million. Up 100%.
D. Deezer Subscribers: 3 million. Up 114%
E. Sirius XM Radio Subscribers: 23.4 million. Up 6.9%.
F. Pandora Listening Hours (per qtr): 3.56 billion. Up 67.9%.
Paid download data according to Nielsen Soundscan, US-based, all other figures based on public company disclosures. Spotify current subscriber figure estimated based on straightline growth trajectory. And, here’s a complete breakdown of subscription subscriber levels.
Written while listening to Mozart’s “Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E Flat, K. 364.”