The charts show the distribution of money spent on music in three different years in Northern Ireland.
The pie chart illustrates how the money issued on music was spent in three different years in Northern Ireland. Overall it can be seen that a lot of money was spent on purchasing CDs in all three years while other sources had low patronage within the nine years.
In 2005, CDs consumed a higher amount of money than the rest of the music categories with 61%. This was followed by concerts which were the second highest among all the other types by 31%. And the money used on digital downloads was a bit greater than other sources with 6% and 2% respectively.
However, in 2011 digital downloads took over from CDs, with the highest spending of 43% in 9 years’ time. Digital downloads increased sharply from 6% to 43% within nine years. Concerts decreased gradually to 28%. CDs declined to 26%, which was not even up to what was used in 2005. Other sources then increased minimally by 1% in 2011.
Moreover, in 2008 CDs were still leading at 41%and digital downloads increased sharply to 25%. Furthermore, the concert declined slowly to 23%, and other sources did not see any change. It remained the same at 2%.