Recording industry

Two-thirds of the 15,000 tracks released each year in Australia are rock, pop and dance tracks

In 2011-12, 15,910 new Australian music tracks were publicly released – capping off over 150,000 over the past ten years.

ARIA estimates that over two-thirds of tracks released in Australia in 2011-12 were rock, pop and dance tracks (69 percent). Country/folk (12 percent), classical (7 percent) and soul/R&B (3 percent) were the next three most popular categories, with less than 500 tracks in each of the remaining categories; easy/MOR/nostalgia, jazz, ambient, childrens, traditional.