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Introduction

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

Highlights

  • The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa is set to more than double over the coming five years, and rise from 419 million at end-2017, to 1.07 billion at end-2022, according to Ovum's new Forecaster service.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music industry statistics and company financials.
  • Covers Africa mobile broadband details, T4F and Avex financials, US music listening figures, and Taiwan midyear trade sales.

Key questions answered

  • What will drive growth of mobile broadband in Africa?
  • What is key to music discovery in the US?

Table of contents

Africa mobile broadband, T4F and Avex financials, US music listening, Taiwan midyear trade sales

  • African mobile broadband connections to double in five years
  • Positive quarter for Time For Fun
  • Difficult six months for Avex Group
  • Radio remains key to music discovery in the US
  • Subscriptions dominate Taiwan midyear music sales

Appendix

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