Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Tracking musical expenditure: May

I'm three quarters of the way through my year long tracking experiment and May sees an unexpected distribution of the expenditure on music related items (see pie chart below) with 38.9% of sales going on vinyl. I don't own a record player!  Granted, I bought two records to give away as birthday gifts to my brother-in-law but I did buy one for myself.  I guess I'm firmly in the demographic that still buys physical media saying as digital music sales only accounted for 1.6% of sales.

How does this all break down in the bigger scheme of things?

May's total spend came in at £48.73.  This does include clothing/merchandise (a rather fetching Sonic Youth - Goo T-shirt) so if we exclude that to focus on music only sales the figure comes in at £35.74 (singles = £27.75; albums = £7.99)  The total expenditure to date is £1295.53 with the total for just albums and singles coming in at £192.62.  In my next blog post I'm going to look at which formats I've been buying most.

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