skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration


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


  • According to the 41st Statistical Report on Internet Development in China, music ranked high on the list of applications accessed by online and mobile users in the country. Music was the second-most-popular entertainment application, just behind video but ahead of games.
  • Results of the UK's first live music census show that only a tiny number of ticket resellers make a profit on their original purchase.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music industry statistics and company financials.
  • Covers China internet, UK ticket resale, Discogs sales, ECAD collections and distributions, Japanese digital.

Key questions answered

  • What share of internet users in China use music apps?
  • By how much did streaming sales in Japan rise in 2017?

Table of contents

China internet, UK ticket resale, Discogs sales, ECAD collections and distributions, Japan digital

  • Report details high use of digital services in China
  • Few consumers profit from ticket reselling in the UK
  • Discogs marketplace sales top 10 million
  • Collection and distribution growth for ECAD
  • Audio subscriptions dominate Japanese digital sales


  • Author

Recommended Articles

  • Service Provider Markets, Consumer & Entertainment Services,...

    MWC 2018 Highlights

    By Ronan De Renesse 27 Feb 2018

    Over 20 of our senior Ovum analysts and consultants attended this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February. In between meetings, briefings and presentations, our analyst team were blogging and tweeting about key developments, trends and rumors. Have a look through our daily MWC 2018 Highlights to find out what happened.

    Topics 5G AI IoT Cloud Payments SDN/NFV Smart home

  • Internet of Things

    IoT Viewpoints 2018

    IoT Viewpoints explore the IoT opportunity in 2018 and beyond. Download our latest e-book to get our newest collection of thought leadership articles on the emerging IoT trends, technologies and opportunities.

    Topics IoT

  • Consumer & Entertainment Services

    US pay TV: Is it facing an existential threat?

    By Adam Thomas 28 Mar 2018

    With US pay TV having endured the worst year in its history, thoughts have inevitably turned to the future. The likelihood remains that the immediate future will remain highly uncomfortable for everyone except the scaled multinational digital platforms.


Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team - +44 (0) 207 017 7700

Asia-Pacific team - +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team - +1 646 957 8878

Email us at

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Call us at +44 788 597 5160 or email us at

Contact marketing -

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now