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A full round-up of the latest music statistics news from the last two weeks.


  • Music promoter Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) sold the most tickets to live music shows in the first six months of this year.
  • US-based copyright enforcement company Rightscorp has reported a fall in revenue for both the second quarter and first half of the current financial year.
  • Irish authors’ society IMRO registered an increase in net licensing revenue last year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details Irish and Kenyan collections and recorded music trade sales in Norway and Finland.
  • Includes financial details from Brazian music promoter T4F.

Key questions answered

  • What share of trade revenue in Norway and Finland is generated by streaming?
  • Will SoundExchange break last year's record for royalty distributions?

Table of contents

Midyear live; Rightscorp, IMRO, and MCSK collections; Norway and Finland sales; T4F, background music, and SoundExchange

  • Live Nation dominates global ticket sales, O2 the leading venue
  • Rightscorp sees losses, questions over future remain
  • IMRO reports positive year for Irish royalty collections
  • Collection growth for MCSK
  • Higher streaming sales boost Norway’s recorded music revenue
  • Trade earnings up in Finland, UMG the market-share leader
  • Stadium events boost T4F sales
  • Steady rise predicted in background music revenue
  • Positive quarter for SoundExchange


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