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Introduction

The IFPI has released the latest editions of its annual Digital Music Report and Recording Industry in Numbers publications. The reports show that total record company earnings from recorded music slipped just 0.4% year-on-year in 2014.

Highlights

  • Trade earnings from digital formats and services have edged ahead of physical formats for the first time.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details global trade revenue for record companies as published by the IFPI in April.
  • The research note assess the shift in record company earnings from physical to digital and from downloads to streaming.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did global recorded music trade revenue fall in 2014 and how does this compare with previous years?
  • What is the IFPI doing to boost revenue from digital services that claim safe harbor protection and pay lower rates than other digital music services?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Global recorded music sector edges closer to growth
  • Speeding towards a streaming future
  • The fly in the ointment that is YouTube

Appendix

  • Author

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