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Retail sales of recorded music in Germany grew for the second consecutive year in 2014. German trade association BVMI reported a 1.8% increase in spending on recorded music music compared with 2013.


  • Revenue from subscriptions and streaming fully offset falls in spending on single track and album downloads. Access service growth also compensated for the modest decrease in sales of CD albums.

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  • The research note details the 2014 music retail figures published by the German music trade association BVMI.
  • The research note details which formats saw growth in sales and which suffered a decline.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded music spending in Germany is accounted for by streaming?
  • By how much did CD album sales fall by in Germany in 2014?

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  • Summary
  • Another steady year for German recorded music sales
  • Repertoire and genre sales


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