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


  • German events company DEAG has reported mixed results for its 2015 financial year. Sales increased 16.3%, to €200.4m ($222.2m), from €172.2m in 2014.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes the latest financials from DEAG and French retailer FNAC and well as Finnish record company market-share figures.
  • Includes confirmed 2015 recorded music sales by the nation trade associations in Brazil and the Netherlands.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest record company in Brazil in market-share terms?
  • What was behind the rise in recorded music trade earnings in the Netherlands and Brazil?

Table of contents

DEAG and FNAC financials, Finland market shares, Netherlands and Brazil sales, AKKA/LAA and PPL results

  • Nonrecurring events hit DEAG 2015 financials
  • Brazil exchange rates dent first-quarter FNAC financials
  • WMG just holds its market-share lead in Finland
  • Confirmed growth for Dutch recorded music sales
  • Big jump in subscriptions drives recorded music growth in Brazil
  • Revenue growth for Latvian authors’ society AKKA/LAA
  • Another record year for PPL


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