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Annual New Releases | Annual New Releases since 1957

Annual New Releases of Audio since 1957


Yr Discs Tapes Total
Vinyls CSs Casette Cartridge Open Reel
SP 7" 10-12" 3" 5"
1957 1,673 1,651 1,070           4,394
1958 1,451 1,789 1,493           4,773
1959 964 2,074 2,202           5,240
1960 414 2,433 2,769           5,616
1961 139 2,475 3,483           6,097
1962 15 3,425 5,187           8,627
1963   4,231 5,281           9,512
1964   5,053 4,379           9,432
1965   4,954 4,111           9,065
1966   5,414 4,030           9,444
1967   5,416 4,366           9,782
1968   5,382 4,704           10,086
1969   4,807 5,451           10,258
1970   5,159 7,346           12,505
1971   5,006 8,415     2,162 2,933 295 18,811
1972   4,378 8,884     1,834 2,353 211 17,660
1973   3,818 9,186     1,767 1,781 157 16,709
1974   3,286 9,210     2,437 1,821 106 16,860
1975   3,930 11,198     2,720 1,816 23 19,687
1976   4,042 11,452     3,614 1,746 15 20,869
1977   4,681 11,075     3,891 1,110 26 20,783
1978   4,021 11,185     4,607 915 15 20,743
1979   4,233 11,358     5,526 818 3 21,938
1980   4,049 8,851     6,393 1,270 1 20,564
1981   3,224 8,119     6,504 1,672   19,519
1982   3,224 7,965     7,674 2,667   21,530
1983   3,246 7,052   788 7,277 2,543   20,969
1984   2,761 6,503   2,097 7,047 2,133   20,541
1985   2,668 5,750   4,546 6,504 1,845   21,313
1986   2,535 4,593   6,719 6,768 1,310   21,925
1987   2,547 3,661   8,772 7,872 1,520   24,372
1988   2,006 2,299 2,468 9,053 7,671 1,164   24,721
1989   993 528 2,780 12,155 7,691 642   24,789
1990   155 198 2,549 14,203 5,655 276   23,036
1991   0 229 2,933 16,451 4,188 160   21,961
1992   4 350 2,502 15,135 3,049 24   21,064
1993 MD 9 439 2,556 15,697 2,362   DCC 21,063
1994 177 258 2,761 15,527 2,142   65 20,930
1995 159 245 2,592 15,722 2,015   64 20,797
  Singles Albums  
1996 117 183 2,540 371 16,385 1,702   2 21,300
1997 252 242 2,431 428 15,497 1,710     20,560
1998 119 248 2,659 599 15,208 1,746     20,579
1999 33 396 1,795 1,225 12,573 1,436     17,458
2000 17 338 929 1,760 11,333 1,388     15,765
2001 1 253 575 1,904 10,808 1,141     14,682
2002   188 557 1,677 10,734 923     14,079
2003   157 419 2,094 10,933 1,165     14,768
2004   177 21 2,581 12,019 870     15,668
2005   144 3 2,769 14,136 833     17,885
2006   74 3 2,954 15,377 793     19,201
2007   195 1 2,977 16,146 704     20,023
2008   68 1 2,917 15,823 636     19,445
2009 117 0 2,860 15,054 629     18,660
2010   42 0 2,718 11,305 518     14,583
2011   41 0 2,945 10,382 495     13,863
2012   79 0 3,451 11,625 544     15,699
2013   71 0 3,516 13,012 414     17,013
2014   91 0 3,521 12,475 330     16,417