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Global recorded-music trade association the IFPI has published the latest version of its annual music listening report, detailing the ways 34,000 music consumers engage with recorded music across 21 markets.


  • The IFPI report looks at how consumers in 21 countries are engaging with recorded music, what differences exist in genre popularity, and how developments in device technology are shaping the listening experience.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the finding of the recent report published by the IFPI on music listening.
  • Covers genre popularity, streaming growth by demographic, and why copyright infringement rates are falling.

Key questions answered

  • What is the most popular music genre in the world, and what differences exist in genre popularity across different countries?
  • What share of consumers use unlicensed services to access recorded music?

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  • Summary
  • Report reflects recorded-music evolution and optimism
  • Global popularity of streaming
  • Pop the global leader, but regional genre differences abound


  • Author

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