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This is the second roundup of music statistics analysis for the month of January.


  • The US National Music Publishers Association has declared victory in its push to raise mechanical royalty rates paid to songwriters and publishers in the US by music streaming services such as Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify for the 2018–22 period.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music statistics published in the last two weeks.
  • Assesses the new CRB streaming rates, the top YouTube channels, streaming versus broadcast radio music listening, NASCAM distributions, Spanish trade sales, and the latest published per-stream rates.

Key questions answered

  • What are the new mechanical streaming rates in the US?
  • How many subscribers are there to music streaming services in Spain?

Table of contents

CRB streaming rates, YouTube channels, music listening, NASCAM distributions, Spain trade sales, per-stream rates

  • CRB sets new streaming mechanical rates for songwriters
  • T-Series the leading YouTube music channel
  • The correlation between radio and streaming by age
  • NASCAM distributions top NAB1m
  • Fourth consecutive year of recorded-music growth in Spain
  • “Streaming price bible” sets out streaming rates


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