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A full report covering all aspects of Italy's music industry.


  • Italy was one of the world’s best performing markets for recorded music in 2015. Physical and digital sales growth boosted trade earnings to the highest level since 2008.
  • Although a long way behind Europe’s big three markets of Germany, the UK, and France in terms of trade revenue from recorded music, the country has suffered the same problems associated with high levels of recorded music available online from unlicensed sources.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the different music industry sectors, with the latest data from various trade associations.
  • Includes a detailed analysis of the recorded music, retail, royalty collection, and live sectors, among several others.

Key questions answered

  • How did Italy's recorded music sector perform in 2015?
  • What are the burning issues for Italy's live music promoters at the moment?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Italy edges closer to the digital tipping point
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Brick-and-mortar store decline
  • Digital retail transition gathers pace
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Royalty collections

  • Solid year for music collections
  • Performance rights collections


  • Digital radio rollout progresses
  • DTT leads TV viewing


  • Methodology
  • Author

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