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A full report on all aspects of Germany's music industry


  • Retail sales of recorded music in Germany increased for the second consecutive year in 2014. German trade association BVMI reported a 1.8% rise in consumer spending on recorded-music music compared with 2013.
  • Revenue from subscriptions and streaming fully offset the falls in spending on music downloads and CD album sales. However, despite the digital transition gathering pace, physical formats still account for more than two-thirds of consumer spending.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all aspects of the music industry in Germany
  • Sectors covered include recorded music, record companies, music retail, copyright protection, royalty collections, broadcasting, and live.

Key questions answered

  • Just how big is Germany's recorded music industry?
  • Why has Germany's music festival become so competitive in the last year?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Increase in recorded music sales for the second year in a row
  • Repertoire and genre sales
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Steady retail transition
  • Digital music service competition

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Music buying habits
  • High levels of copyright awareness
  • Royalty collections
  • Steady growth for performance rights


  • Stable radio broadcast sector
  • Digital dominates TV households

Live music

  • Battle for the Nurburgring
  • Despite the competition, other festivals thrive
  • Sell-out tours for top artists
  • Secondary ticketing concerns
  • Industry conventions


  • Methodology
  • Author

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