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Introduction

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

Highlights

  • Turkish authors’ society MESAM has reported a rise in collections in 2015 with almost all income sources registering growth.
  • Spotify has revealed a new user metric. The service’s CEO and founder Daniel Ek said in a tweet “40 is the new 30,” indicating that Spotify has crossed the 40 million paying-subscriber mark.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music statistics from a variety of industry sectors.
  • Covers MESAM collections, 7digital financials, Spotify user figures, and the latest US recorded music trade figures.

Key questions answered

  • What was the biggest income source for Turkish authors last year?
  • What share of 1H16 US recorded music sales came from streaming?

Table of contents

MESAM collections, 7digital financials, Spotify users, EC e-commerce report, US sales, playlists

  • Positive year for Turkish authors
  • Revenue growth for 7digital despite Guvera debt write off
  • New user milestone for Spotify
  • EC publishes preliminary report on e-commerce sector
  • Major music subscription gains in the US
  • Playlists overtake albums in listenership

Appendix

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