Don’t let record execs tell you otherwise; they’re doing pretty well. The US music industry is going strong with revenues up $1.1 billion (wholesale) and $2 billion (retail) since 2015. Digital downloads brought in 15 percent of total music industry revenue, with physical media accounting for 17 percent. Records are still cool — the RIAA calls vinyl “a bright spot among physical formats,” with revenues from the format up 10 percent to $395 million.