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With all of the biggest recorded music markets having now published either retail sales or trade revenue figures, a picture of how the sector performed in 2014 is plain to see.


  • Ovum has calculated that global trade income from physical and digital formats and access services fell 2.8%, to $13.2bn, from $13.6bn in 2013.
  • Of the top five recorded music markets, only Germany saw an increase in 2014.

Features and Benefits

  • Research note provides a detailed analysis of all the recorded music markets that have published retail or trade figures for 2014
  • Research note analyzes what the results mean for the recorded music sector in the future

Key questions answered

  • By how much will trade earnings from recorded music sales fall in 2014?
  • Which countries registered an increase in recorded music sales in 2014?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Germany is the only positive in the top five
  • Mixed midmarket performance
  • Northern European market growth suffers jitters
  • Rate of global contraction to halve in 2014


  • Author

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