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Midyear trade results hint at a very positive year for global recorded-music sales.


  • All of the world’s major recorded music markets and a good number of smaller ones have published midyear trade figures. Based on the numbers, combined global trade revenue from the sale of physical and digital recorded music and income from music access services could rise at the highest rate for more than 20 years.

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  • The research note compares midyear trade results in all of the world's biggest music markets.
  • The note assess the likelihood of global trade growth rising faster this year than in 2015.

Key questions answered

  • By how much is the trade value of global recorded-music sales expected to rise in 2016?
  • Which countries have registered the biggest rise in trade earnings from recorded-music sales so far this year?

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  • Summary
  • The best year for recorded-music sales this century
  • UK the best performer of Europe’s big three
  • Question of growth replaced by size of growth rate


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