With CD sales waning and downloads already going the way of the cassette tape, it’s easy to imagine a recording industry in decline. Figures from the Australian Recording Industry Association paint a different picture, however, with the industry notching up four years of consecutive growth.

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It’s substantial, too – ARIA’s 2018 wholesale figures show 12.26 percent growth on the previous year. What’s driving this? Changing listening habits have seen online...

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