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Introduction

A round-up of key music statistics from the last two weeks.

Highlights

  • The Australian music trade association ARIA has reported a return to growth for recorded music sales in 2015, the first annual rise since 2012.
  • Consumer spending on recorded music in Poland increased last year for the second year in a row after several years of contraction.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes Australian and Polish music sales as well as an assessment of the piracy situation in Poland.
  • Includes details on the number of TV channels in Europe and the financial results for copyright enforcement company Rightscorp.

Key questions answered

  • Which recorded music format accounted for the biggest share of Australian trade earnings last year?
  • What caused a fall in revenue for Rightscorp last year?

Table of contents

Australia and Poland music sales, piracy in Spain, Rightscorp results, TV channels in Europe

  • Growth for Australian recorded music trade sales
  • Polish recorded music sales rise for second year straight
  • Piracy still a big problem for Spanish rights holders
  • Lower revenue and higher losses for Rightscorp
  • TV channel numbers in Europe on the rise

Appendix

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