PHYSICAL CDS: YEAR-END 2017 HIGHLIGHTS: 4th Quarter - 32.3%
QUARTER-BY-QUARTER RECAP The holiday rush of the fourth quarter may still rule for physical CD sales, but other formats show notable spikes throughout the year. Vinyl, for instance, showed its highest surges in the second and fourth quarters thanks to the nationwide Record Store Days in April and November, while On-Demand Audio and On-Demand Video streaming continue to reach new highs every quarter. Digital album and song downloads continue to benefit the most from post-holiday gift card redemptions in the first quarter.
see: 20I7 YEAR-END MUSIC REPORT NIELSEN MUSIC