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


  • Global recorded-music trade earnings increased 8.1% last year, to $17.3bn, from $16.0bn in 2016, according to figures published by the IFPI.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music industry figures published in the last two weeks.
  • Covers global music sales figures, ASCAP and KODA collections, and Australia and UK trade sales.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did global trade revenue rise in 2017?
  • What share of global trade sales is generated by streaming?

Table of contents

Global sales, ASCAP, Kobalt, Australia and UK trade sales, KODA, US audio brand awareness

  • IFPI reports big rise in recorded-music trade sales
  • ASCAP distributions top $1bn for the first time
  • Sharp rise in Kobalt revenue
  • Third year of growth for Australian recorded-music trade sales
  • Fastest rise in UK trade sales for more than 20 years
  • Streaming and TV gains boost KODA collections
  • Pandora tops audio brand awareness in the US


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