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Retail sales of recorded music in Germany grew for the third consecutive year in 2015 while the Netherlands also reported a good year.


  • German trade association BVMI reported that a big jump in revenue from subscriptions and streaming fully offset falls in spending on all other formats.
  • In the Netherlands, income from physical format sales did not fall year-on-year, and revenue from digital sales overtook physical sales for the first time.

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  • The research note details the latest retail sales figures in Germany and the Netherlands.
  • The research note analyzes the positive impact of streaming on the the two markets.

Key questions answered

  • What share of total recorded music sales in Germany came from streaming in 2015?
  • What brought about the big turnaround in the fortunes of the Dutch recorded music sector in 2015?

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  • Summary
  • Third straight year of recorded music growth for Germany
  • Big turnaround in the Netherlands


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