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This research note provides an analysis of recent statistics from the music industry in November.


  • A new report by CISAC has said levies for private copying increased 20.4% last year, to €374m ($413.9m), from €310m in 2015.
  • Online radio service Pandora has reported year-on-year growth in revenue in the third quarter of 2017 and the first nine months of the year.
  • Live Nation reported a record third quarter, with increased revenue across its three main company sectors.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the music statistics and financial details published in the last two weeks.
  • Covers UK digital radio, SiriusXM, Pandora, CIE, and Live Nation financials, Japan music production, and CISAC report.

Key questions answered

  • What share of radio listening is through digital radio receivers?
  • How much did levies for private copying increase last year?

Table of contents

UK digital radio, SiriusXM, Pandora, CIE, and Live Nation financials, Japan music production, and CISAC report

  • UK digital radio listening continues to rise
  • New record revenue and subscribers for SiriusXM
  • Pandora reports revenue growth but wider losses and lower listeners
  • Difficult third quarter for CIE
  • Another record-breaking quarter for Live Nation
  • Fall in Japan's physical recorded-music production
  • Sharp rise in global private copying collections


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