The recorded music industry has taken an unexpected hit due to the coronavirus outbreak after experts initially predicted streaming numbers and sales would shoot up as people turned to music while stuck at home.
That tuned out to not be the case as people are driving less and bars and restaurants are shut down, which all supply a bunch of streaming opportunities.
That said, while streaming numbers overall are considerably lower than usual down by about eight percent, a few genres are having their best weeks in years.
Classical music is up nearly two percent as Americans look for a soothing soundtrack to decompress to, similar to folk music, which saw an even bigger increase at just under three percent.
But the biggest leap of all goes to kid’s music, which rocketed up four percent as parents from coast-to-coast aim to keep their kids and themselves entertained.
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