According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recorded music and music subscriptions are 17.83% lower in 2023 versus 2009 (a $3.57 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2023: Recorded music and music subscriptions experienced an average inflation rate of -1.39% per year. In other words, recorded music and music subscriptions costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $16.43 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.46% during this same period, inflation for recorded music and music subscriptions was significantly lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -4.46%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for recorded music and music subscriptions during the 2009-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for recorded music and music subscriptions was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recorded music and music subscriptions, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Recorded music and music subscriptions: