As the end of 2012 draws near, we find the music industry continuing to navigate a state of tremendous flux. While some prognosticators paint a grim picture, newfound optimism comes from an increasing devotion to new, innovative technologies, ideologies, and methods for connecting fans with the music they want. Of course, all this excitement comes at the price of constant uncertainty (enter those pesky prognosticators), as both major and indie players in the industry attempt to figure out their place in the future, attempting to find footing in a landscape that threatens to change with every step.
Though numbers don't tell the whole story, we've collected some interesting stats that paint a fuller picture of the state of the music industry. Take a look.Click to start the list