LAS VEGAS — A recent study by the Copyright Owners Rights Alliance and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Music Education found that the number of U.S. albums released in 2016 fell below the level in 2009, when the United States first went to war on file sharing.
While there were fewer releases than in 2009 and 2010, the decline was more pronounced than in 2011, when there were about 8.5 million U.N. releases.
The study also found that Americans were using music more than ever, but that many music fans were also using other sources to access music.
The majority of the albums that were available for purchase were uploaded to social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
In addition, many Americans have downloaded music from streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, which have become more popular in recent years.
And many people who own digital music have used a service such as Pandora or Rdio, which offer subscription services for digital downloads, to listen to music on their smartphones.
The Copyright Owners Association and the Center for Media Education say the decrease in albums released this year could be attributed to two factors: more people downloading music, and a shift toward digital services.
The decline in albums, they write, “is due to the increased prevalence of the use of streaming services to download music, streaming services’ inability to accurately match artists to songs they have, and the increasing reliance on social media for music consumption.”
They note that while there were more U.P. albums in 2016, only 3.7 million U,N.
albums were available to purchase, compared with about 11.6 million U.,N.
and U.K. albums, respectively.
The report found that more than half of U,P.
album sales were recorded by labels or labels’ subsidiaries.
While the share of U.,P.
songs sold in 2016 was higher than in the previous year, the percentage of albums sold to labels was also higher.
Among U.R. albums that weren’t available to record labels in 2016 were singles by The 1975, Beyoncé, the Flaming Lips, Mariah Carey, and Justin Timberlake.
The authors note that the majority of albums were released in the U.T. and in the last six months of the year, while the U,R.
and other albums were only released in May and June.