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The Major Record Company Factsheets are a collection of financial and operating data published by the three major label groups: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.


  • UMG revenue increased 7.7% at reported rates in 2017, to €5,673m, from €5,267m in 2016.
  • For the calendar year 2017, WMG revenue increased 11.8%, to $3.7bn, from $3.3bn in 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the financial and operating details for the three major record companies.
  • Includes financials as well as recorded-music sales by format and source.

Key questions answered

  • What share of revenue for the three major record companies comes from music streaming?
  • Which of the three companies registered the biggest growth in music publishing revenue last year?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Major Record Company Factsheets: 4Q17

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