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A full report of the Austrian music industry as of November 2015.


  • Austria is one of Europe’s smaller music markets. Although well developed, with a relatively high per-capita spending rate on music, the country is one of Western Europe’s laggards when it comes to the transition from physical formats to digital.
  • Like its larger neighbor Germany, whose music buyers remain firmly attached to the CD album, physical formats dominate spending on recorded music in Austria. There are, however, signs that music subscription services are gaining increased traction with consumers.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all aspects of the Austrian music industry.
  • Analyzes the recorded-music sector, retail sales, royalty collections, and the live music sector.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music sales in Austria comes from digital formats and services?
  • How big an impact is digital having on authors' rights collections in Austria?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Fall in recorded music sales in 2014
  • Repertoire
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Online retailing takes the lead
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Intellectual property rights

  • Private copying remuneration changes in Austria
  • Royalty collections


  • Slow progress to digital radio rollout
  • ORF dominates TV viewing


  • Skalar the leading live music promoter


  • Methodology
  • Author

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