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Introduction

French media company Vivendi has reported positive full-year results for UMG. In a couple of firsts, annual earnings from music subscriptions and streaming overtook income from the sale of physical formats, and digital accounted for just over half of the recorded-music total.

Highlights

  • Vivendi is now posting regular earnings details for subscriptions and streaming. According to the company, income from access services was up 55.7% in 2016 (57.9%), to €1.483bn, from €954m.
  • In a couple of firsts, annual earnings from music subscriptions and streaming overtook income from the sale of physical formats, and digital accounted for just over half of the recorded-music total.
  • Vivendi noted that music publishing income also benefited from the rise in subscriptions and streaming as well as synchronization and performance revenue.

Features and Benefits

  • Picks apart the full-year financial details for UMG.
  • Makes a detailed comparison of UMG financials by quarter and by subsector.

Key questions answered

  • What share of digital music revenue for UMG is generated by subscriptions and streaming?
  • What was the best-performing sector for UMG in 2016?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Across-the-board growth for UMG
  • Subscriptions and streaming takes the recorded-music lead
  • Quarterly comparisons

Appendix

  • Author

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