With streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and SoundCloud in the mix, the way we pay for music is a-changin'. Have you gone full streaming? Or do you still buy albums and song downloads?
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Streaming was the largest component of record industry revenue last year, comprising a 34.3% of the market and surpassing digital downloads for the first time ever, according to the RIAA. Data like that explains why rumours of Apple ending iTunes music downloads are believable. That rumour was quickly squashed by Apple, but it definitely got people thinking. So, do you buy music anymore, or do you just use streaming services? Sound off in the comments below.