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Introduction

Kobalt financials, global vinyl resurgence, US music consumption rise, FNAC sales, Pandora results, and collection growth in Estonia and Latvia

Highlights

  • Independent music publisher and service company Kobalt Music Group has reported growth in revenue and gross profits for its financial year that ended June 30, 2014.
  • To celebrate Record Store Day in April, global trade association the IFPI has published details of the global vinyl market. Vinyl has seen a big revival in the past few years and last year was no exception.
  • Continued growth in audio and video streaming in the US has resulted in a rise in music consumption in the first three months of this year.

Features and Benefits

  • A full round-up of the main music statistics published in the final two weeks of April
  • Research note details the main music statistics published in the final two weeks of April

Key questions answered

  • How did Kobalt Music Group perform in its latest financial year?
  • By how much has streaming boosted music consumption in the US in the first three months of 2015?

Table of contents

Kobalt financials; vinyl resurgence; US, FNAC, and Pandora results; Estonia and Latvia collections

  • Revenue growth for Kobalt, but its losses widen
  • The global vinyl resurgence continues
  • Streaming boosts US music consumption in 1Q15
  • Positive first quarter for French retail chain FNAC
  • Pandora reports earnings and listener growth in 1Q15
  • Collections edge up for Estonian authors’ society EAU in 2014
  • Revenue growth in 2014 for Latvian authors’ society AKKA/LAA

Appendix

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