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Full round-up of music industry statistics in the first half of May


  • TEOSTO, the Finnish performing-rights society, has reported that its total royalty income from music users edged down 0.9% last year, to €65.4m ($87.7m), from €66m in 2013.

Features and Benefits

  • Research note contains all the notable statistics published in the first two weeks of May
  • TEOSTO results, Apple and Live Nation financials, TuneCore artist payments, Japan physical sales, SiriusXM, PRS for Music and Spotify revenue

Key questions answered

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  • How did Japan’s physical recorded music sector perform in 1Q15?

Table of contents

TEOSTO, Apple, Live Nation, TuneCore, Japan physical sales, SiriusXM, PRS for Music, and Spotify

  • TEOSTO revenue dips on lower foreign income in 2014
  • iPhone and App Store sales boost Apple earnings
  • Concert revenue down in 1Q15 for Live Nation
  • TuneCore artists earn $36m in 1Q15
  • Steady 1Q15 for Japan’s physical recorded music sector
  • Good start to 2015 for SiriusXM
  • Flat year for PRS for Music as digital overtakes mechanicals
  • Rising revenue and widening losses for Spotify in 2014


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