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Introduction

A full report on all aspects of the Italian music industry.

Highlights

  • Italian trade body FIMI said in February that trade revenue from physical and digital recorded music sales and services increased 3.8% in 2014, to €122.2m ($162.5m), from €117.7m in 2013. Not only did trade income rise for the second consecutive year, earnings were up for only the second time since 2002.

Features and Benefits

  • Report contains detailed information on all aspects of the Italian music industry
  • Contains the latest recorded music sales figures from trade body FIMI

Key questions answered

  • Just how big is the Italian recorded music sector?
  • What is unique in Europe about the Italian live music industry?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Italy playing digital catch-up
  • Modest physical format decline
  • Streaming more than offsets download losses
  • Downloads give way to streaming as the dominant revenue source
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Inevitable brick and mortar decline
  • Rapid digital retail transition
  • Subscription bundles
  • Mixed digital infrastructure progress

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Piracy rate improvements
  • Questions over ISP liability
  • Royalty collections
  • Liberalization of neighboring rights

Broadcasting

  • Italian radio’s north-south divide
  • Highly competitive TV sector

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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