Pop Chart Lab has created three infographics that break down the instrumentation of The Beatles’ songs in amazing detail and, given the breadth of The Beatles Oeuvre, separated into three volumes (via mental_floss).

The Beatles Songs, 1963-1965 – Volume I [INFOGRAPHIC]

popchartlab p beatles01 highres copy The Beatles Oeuvre [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Beatles Songs, 1966-1967 – Volume II [INFOGRAPHIC]

beatles 2 0 The Beatles Oeuvre [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Beatles Songs, 1968-1970 – Volume III [INFOGRAPHIC]

beatles 3 0 The Beatles Oeuvre [INFOGRAPHIC]

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171062 Music Industry Revenues Worldwide By Format, 2012 & 2013 [TABLE]

RIAA found that consumers were more willing to pay for subscriptions to streaming services last year—maybe because they were tired of advertisements, maybe because they wanted all of the other benefits many subscriptions offer, or maybe both. No matter the case, paid subscription services were the fastest-growing digital music format, up 57% year over year to $628 million.

Figures released in March 2014 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) suggest that digital music revenues worldwide grew at a more modest pace of 4.3%, totaling $5.87 billion and accounting for 39% of global music revenues. Read the rest at eMarketer.

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US Music Industry Revenue Share By Segment, 2013 [CHART]

March 26, 2014
US Music Industry Revenue Share By Segment, 2013 [CHART]

Last year, revenues from streaming music services grew 39% to hit $1.4 billion.

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Brits’ Attitudes Toward Paying For Music, July 2013 [CHART]

March 17, 2014
Brits' Attitudes Toward Paying For Music, July 2013 [CHART]

Consumer opinion suggests that delivering ads in the traditional manner of radio is less likely to be tolerated in the streaming realm.

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United Kingdom Audio Streams, 2012 vs 2013 [CHART]

March 16, 2014
United Kingdom Audio Streams, 2012 vs 2013 [CHART]

In 2012, music listeners in the UK streamed 3.7 billion tracks, according to BPI; in 2013, that figure doubled to 7.4 billion.

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Super Saccharin Japanese Pop Goes Death Metal [VIDEO]

March 2, 2014
Super Saccharin Japanese Pop Goes Death Metal [VIDEO]

Hyper-cute Japanese teen pop stars add death metal to their saccharin act.

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Best-Selling Musician Or Group By State Of Birth [MAP]

February 24, 2014
Best-Selling Musician Or Group By State Of Birth [MAP]

A Redditor took some data from the RIAA’s list of the 250 top-selling musicians in the US and used it to label each state according to the most popular bands.

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US Average Monthly Online Music Listening Hours, 2009-2016 [CHART]

February 14, 2014

Average monthly hours listening to online music is expected to reach 6.70 billion in 2016, up from 4.22 billion in 2014.

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US Online Radio Listenters, 2012-2018 [TABLE]

February 13, 2014
US Online Radio Listenters, 2012-2018 [TABLE]

eMarketer estimates there will be 159.8 million digital radio listeners in 2014, and that figure will grow to 183.4 million in 2018.

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15 Songs About Racism & Civil Rights For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [VIDEOS]

January 20, 2014
15 Songs About Racism & Civil Rights For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [VIDEOS]

15 Songs About Racism & Civil Rights For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: From Negro spirituals to Billie Holiday to Neil Young.

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