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Introduction

Spain’s music industry is on something of a roll at the moment after many years of contraction. Recorded music sales increased in 2014, the first time in 12 years, and have continued to rise this year.

Highlights

  • According to the local music trade association Promusicae, total trade income from recorded music sales jumped 21.2% in 2014, to €149.9m ($199.3m), from €123.7m in 2013

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all aspects of the Spanish music industry
  • Included in the report is the latest data on music sales, live sales, royalty collections, broadcasting, and much more.

Key questions answered

  • What has caused the turnaround in Spanish recorded music sales?
  • How is the high VAT rate in Spain affecting the live music sector?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief

Recorded music

  • Turnaround in recorded music fortunes
  • Optimism continues in 2015
  • Repertoire
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Economic improvement filters through to retail trade
  • Highly developed digital sector
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Intellectual property rights

  • Copyright protection
  • Royalty collections
  • Mixed performance rights results

Broadcasting

  • Radio rising despite the lack of digital progress
  • Digital terrestrial is the dominant TV platform

Live

  • Live sales bounce back

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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