Digital Music News has published some RIAA data on subscription-based music revenues in the US, which show they have been falling since a peak in 2007. “Viewed against this trendline, the idea that Spotify can somehow jolt the US market remains entirely speculative,” suggests the story. An alternative view, however, would be that the figures show why new models and services may be required to shake up the US market. It’s also significant that the figures only go up to the end of 2009, which means the impact of new services like MOG and Rdio last year will not be included.

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