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This update of the Spanish music industry offers a detailed analysis of all of the country's main music industry sectors.


  • Spain ended 2016 as the world's 14th largest recorded-music market, rising one place from 15th in 2015. According to the IFPI, the country was 11th in terms of trade revenue from sales of physical formats, 15th for digital earnings, 10th for performance rights, and 10th for income from synchronization.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers all aspects of the Spanish music industry.
  • Analyzes recorded-music sales, repertoire, music retail, royalty collections, and live music.

Key questions answered

  • How did Spain's recorded-music sector perform in the first half of this year?
  • What are the main issues affecting Spain's live music sector?

Table of contents


  • In brief

Recorded music

  • Slow recovery for the recorded-music sector
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Rapidly evolving digital retail sector
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Rights administration and royalty collections

  • The ongoing piracy problem
  • Royalty collections


  • Low radio engagement with little move toward digital
  • Digital terrestrial dominates TV broadcasting


  • Live sales continue to rise


  • Methodology
  • Author

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