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International music trade body the IFPI has reported the second straight year of growth in trade earnings from recorded music.


  • The growth rate was the highest this century, with income from streaming more than offsetting declines in income from physical formats and downloads.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details global recorded-music trade earnings for 2016.
  • Assesses the different record company revenue streams, along with income by region.

Key questions answered

  • What share of global recorded-music trade earnings were generated by streaming services last year?
  • What progress is being made on closing the value gap?

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  • Summary
  • Modest recorded-music growth after a decade of decline
  • Streaming the big growth provider
  • The ever-present concerns over the value gap


  • Author

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