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Figures published by the German music trade body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) show total consumer spending on recorded music grew 4.4% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period of 2014.


  • A big jump in music subscriptions was the main reason for the growth in Germany, but the continued revival of the vinyl LP and an unexpected rise in sales of album downloads also boosted overall sales.

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  • The research note details recorded music sales in Germany in the first half of this year
  • The research note includes an assessment of recorded music sales by format

Key questions answered

  • What was behind the growth in German recorded music sales in the first half of this year?
  • What share of German record company trade income is generated by digital music formats and services?

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  • Summary
  • Good first six months for German recorded music sales
  • Streaming boom boosts overall digital gains


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