Streaming Revenue (or, beware Charts w/o Context)

On the heels of some recent coverage about how Streaming Revenue is up I thought it might be useful to put some context around the hockey stick charts that some of these news outlets insist on displaying.

For sure, the music industry sure looks to be on the up and up!

*Overall Revenue Chart from 2016-18*

And streaming is really contributing a lot to the $9.8bil!

*Streaming Revenue Chart*

But in context of an industry that was bringing in $15bil 20 years ago this graph provides some good context:

*Historic Revenue Chart*