An animated gif comprised of thirty one pie charts represent the shifting revenue contributions from the LP, cassette, CD, to downloaded singles and albums.

Using only U.S. data (RIAA revenue figures), Digital Music News created thirty pie charts representing the revenue contribution from various formats, between the years 1980-2010. Click on the animated gif below for a year-by-year shift as the LP, cassette, CD slowly lose ground to a newer format. To be expected, downloaded singles and albums are gaining traction on CDs 49.1% of the pie.

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