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Trade revenue from recorded music sales in Italy in the first half of this year jumped a massive 22.3% compared with the same period in 2014 with increased earnings from all formats.


  • Although physical audio formats still account for the majority of trade revenue, the increased popularity of streaming meant combined income from music subscriptions and advertising-supported streaming services accounted for just over one-quarter of total trade earnings.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details recorded music sales in Italy in the first half of this year
  • The research note includes all the trade data published by the Italian recorded music trade body FIMI

Key questions answered

  • Why did trade revenue from all recorded music formats increase year-on-year in the first half of 2015?
  • What share of record company earnings from music sales are generated by digital access services?

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  • Summary
  • Italy registers biggest mid-year recorded music sales growth
  • Modest bump in digital growth rate
  • Caution for the longer term


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