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A round-up of newsworthy music statistics from the two weeks prior to Easter.


  • Figures published by the Swiss branch of the IFPI show trade revenue from recorded music sales improved last year, despite a slowdown in the growth rate of earnings from streaming.

Features and Benefits

  • Features Swiss and US music sales, results of a European Commission geo-blocking survey, and full-year CTS Eventim financials.
  • Also includes the latest Spotify subscriber numbers and the results of a survey on the use of music by retailers in Argentina.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did US music retail sales increase in 2015?
  • How widespread is the practice of digital content geo-blocking in the European Union?

Table of contents

Swiss sales, EC geo-blocking survey, CTS results, CAPIF study, US retail sales, Spotify subscribers

  • Improvement for Swiss recorded music trade sales
  • EC study highlights high use of geo-blocking in Europe
  • Revenue and earnings growth for CTS Eventim
  • High use of background music by Argentine retailers
  • Growth for US recorded music sales
  • New user milestone for Spotify


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