Virtual Music TV has just dropped a mother load of music service info.
The graphic below depicts a to scale map of web-based music consumption in the U.S. in 2010.
Included are websites where music is streamed and/or downloaded. Larger map areas represent higher website traffic. Green indicates positive growth in 2010. Red indicates negative growth in 2010. Every service over 100,000 monthly views has been included in this massive round up. (more VirtualMusicTV)
If you’re red green color blind turn back now.
So what does this all mean?
Music consumption is on the rise. In spite of what the “Industry” will tell you, more and more people are consuming music. As digital music becomes increasingly easy to access via apps and streaming services the music industry will continue to grow. This is great news for artists. Your audience is out there, go find them.
But before you hit up every service with over 100k members you should look at one more visualization. YouTube VS Everyone else.
In February 2010, Sysomos reported that approximately 31% of YouTube videos are music—roughly one out of every three. The YouTube Music area on the map below represents this 31%. Its size is roughly equivalent to 3x everything else combined. Compared to YouTube, Grooveshark is a minnow. (via VirtualMusicTV)