"The music indus­try is in the midst of a growth spurt that has led to 15-year record rev­enues for the major label groups and con­tin­ues to break new con­sump­tion records for the first half of 2018, reports Nielsen. Total album equiv­a­lent con­sump­tion, which includes phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal album sales, song sales and on-demand audio and video song streams are up 18%."