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This is the first roundup of music statistics analysis for January.


  • Russian authors’ society RAO has published its collections results for 2016.
  • The number of URL takedown requests sent by rights holders to Google ended last year at 3,151,724,906.
  • US satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM has issued favorable end-of-year financial and subscriber guidance.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics news.
  • Assesses RAO collections, Google takedowns, Spotify subscriber figures, SiriusXM guidance, and US music access and pricing.

Key questions answered

  • What was the biggest revenue generator for Russian authors and publishers in 2016?
  • What share of US music consumers would be happy to pay more for recorded music?

Table of contents

RAO collections, Google takedowns, Spotify subscribers, SiriusXM guidance, US music pricing

  • RAO publishes delayed collection results
  • Google URL removal requests keep on rising
  • New user milestone for Spotify
  • SiriusXM exceeds subscriber guidance
  • Free dominates music access in the US


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