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A full report covering all aspects of Germany's music industry.


  • Retail sales of recorded music in Germany are on something of a roll at the moment. German trade association BVMI reported a third consecutive year of growth in January thanks to a big jump in revenue from subscriptions and streaming fully offsetting the falls in spending on CD albums and music downloads.
  • Germany’s live industry, the biggest in Europe, is in good shape. The setting up of a Live Nation office in the country has heightened competition in an already competitive sector.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all aspects of the German music industry, providing the latest data and statistics.
  • Focuses on recorded music sales, digital music services, royalty collections, and the live sector.

Key questions answered

  • What was the digital share of total spending on recorded music last year?
  • What is the live sector's share of the whole German music market?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Third year straight of increased spending on recorded music
  • Repertoire and genre sales
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Steady pace for retail transition
  • Music-buying habits
  • Digital infrastructure and access

Royalty collections

  • Flat year for collections and distributions
  • Steady growth for performance rights


  • Europe’s largest radio broadcast market
  • Digital dominates TV households


  • Live Nation heightens the competition
  • Live music popularity
  • Industry conventions


  • Methodology
  • Author

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