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The latest music statistics details including the value of global copyrights, new CRB rates, Google takedowns in 2015, SoundExchange 3Q15 payments, US mobile apps, UK genre sales, and live music company share prices in 2015.


  • The global music copyright sector was valued at $25.3bn in 2014 with recorded music (net of mechanicals) totaling $13.9bn and musical works copyright $11.3bn.
  • The combined number of takedown requests sent to Google by rights holders and reporting agencies stood at 558 million last year, a big jump on the 345 million sent in 2014.

Features and Benefits

  • The round up of statistics provides a variety of music industry data published in the last month.
  • The research note summarizes the most important statistics releases in the last month.

Key questions answered

  • What are the US CRB’s new royalty rates to be paid to record companies and performing artists by Internet radio services for 2016–20?
  • What was the combined number of takedown requests sent to Google by rights holders and reporting agencies last year?

Table of contents

Copyright value, CRB rates, Google takedowns, SoundExchange, US apps, UK genre, live share prices

  • Music copyright sector valued at $25.3bn
  • Copyright Royalty Board sets new webcasting rates in US
  • Takedown requests sent to Google top 550 million in 2015
  • Lower royalty payments by SoundExchange in 3Q15
  • Google dominates Top 10 US smartphone apps of 2015
  • Rapid growth for dance music streaming in UK
  • CTS Eventim is the live music share price winner in 2015


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