The rapid and extreme changes that the music industry has undergone in recent years have had some pretty surprising effects. Today our friends at Pigeons & Planes compiled a list of thirteen facts about the business and there are some seriously fascinating and unexpected figures.

In a year that is expected to bring an 18-year low in physical album sales, for example, vinyl sales went up more than 16%. Meanwhile the Biebs is getting more YouTube plays than the populations of China and India combined and the Glee cast is ruling the Billboard Hot 100. Read more about those and other music industry stats via the link below.

Fascinating Music Industry Stats

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 [via PigeonsAndPlanes]