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Details of the UK and US streaming boom, the number of Google takedowns, US music spending by sector, analysis of Merlin's member survey, and a look at French performers society ADAMI's financials


  • Figures published by the UK music trade association the BPI show a big jump in streaming has boosted music consumption in the first 26 weeks of this year.
  • Figures published by Nielsen suggest that recorded music sales in the US were up year-on-year in the first six months of 2015.
  • UK music trade organization the BPI made the most URL removal requests from Google’s search-engine in the 12 months to July 2, 2015.

Features and Benefits

  • Music trade associations are starting to publish mid-year sales details. The research note looks at the first to do so - the UK and the US.
  • A look at new figures from the US showing which sectors of the music industry account for the greatest share of overall spending.

Key questions answered

  • By how much has streaming benefited music consumption in the US and UK so far this year?
  • Which sector of the US music industry accounts for the greatest share of consumer spending?

Table of contents

UK and US streaming boom, Google takedowns, US music spending, Merlin survey, ADAMI financials

  • Streaming boom boosts UK music consumption
  • US music transition from ownership to access gathers pace
  • BPI leads in Google takedown requests
  • Live sector leads music spending in the US
  • Merlin members hail the growth in streaming earnings
  • Private copying fall dents ADAMI income in 2014


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