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Figures published by the German music trade body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) show total consumer spending on recorded music was up 3.6% in the first half of this year compared with the same six-month period in 2015.


  • Germany is Europe’s second-biggest recorded music market in terms of trade revenue.

Features and Benefits

  • Details recorded music sales in Germany in the first half of this year.
  • Analyzes sales of the different music formats and digital services.

Key questions answered

  • What was behind the rise in German music sales in the first six months of 2016?
  • What share of spending on recorded music is accounted for by digital access services?

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  • Summary
  • Solid first half year for German recorded music sales
  • The CD album still dominates
  • Digital transition gathers pace


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