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


  • A new report from the trade association UK Music has revealed that the British music industry contributed £4.1bn ($6.3bn) to the economy in 2015.
  • German media giant Bertelsmann has, for the first time, published limited financial results for its music rights management subsidiary BMG as part of a shift in group structure to eight divisions.

Features and Benefits

  • Details midyear recorded music sales in Sweden and Spain along with royalty collections by BMI in the US.
  • Includes financial results for the two German promoters CTS Eventim and DEAG.

Key questions answered

  • What share of trade earnings from recorded music sales in the first six months of this year came from streaming?
  • How did the performance of German promoter CTS Eventim compare with its main rival DEAG in 2Q16?

Table of contents

UK music value; BMG, CTS, and DEAG financials; Sweden and Spain sales; BMI and AGADU collections

  • UK music worth £4.1bn to the economy in 2015
  • Revenue gains for BMG
  • Steady second quarter for CTS Eventim
  • Adverse weather conditions dent DEAG financials
  • Streaming and vinyl the big midyear positives in Sweden
  • Continued growth in Spanish recorded music sales
  • Collection and distribution record for BMI
  • Good year for royalty collections in Uruguay


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