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Round up of music statistics from the two weeks to February 4


  • Trade revenue from recorded music sales in Norway fell 0.3% in 2014, according to the Norwegian branch of the IFPI.
  • Figures published by the RIAJ, the Japanese recorded music trade association, show the combined production value of audio and music video formats fell 6% in 2014.

Features and Benefits

  • Details a number of music-related statistics news releases
  • Details a number of music-related statistics news releases

Key questions answered

  • How did music sales perform in Norway in 2014?
  • How much did SoundExchange distribute to rights holders in 2014?

Table of contents

Norway sales, Japan physical, US audio, SoundExchange distributions, Next Big Sound review, Apple’s results

  • Streaming growth in Norway fails to offset slump in CD album sales
  • Japan’s physical recorded music sector down in 2014
  • Podcast consumption boom in the US
  • Record year for SoundExchange distributions
  • Next Big Sound reports review of 2014
  • Apple reports record first fiscal quarter results


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