Top 20 songs to download for the month of August 2018
Downloaded music, a hot topic in the music industry for the past few months, was once again the top downloaded genre in 2018.
According to NPD Group, Apple Music users streamed 2.5 billion songs in the month, beating the previous record of 1.9 billion set in August 2017.
Spotify users streamed nearly 1 billion songs, followed by Rdio users who streamed 725,000.
Apple Music also overtook Spotify in September, with 2.6 billion downloads.
However, the top 10 genres remained the same for the second straight month.
“I like my music and my people,” said NPD analyst Adam Jonas.
“The music industry is really in flux right now.
I think there is going to be a big shift in the future.”
Here’s a look at some of the top 20 music genres in 2018:Top 10 top downloaded music genres (in millions):Albums: Rock, Country, R&B, Classical, Indie, Pop, EDM, AlternativeSource: NPDGroup/Lionsgate/Getty