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


  • The Swedish music industry association, Musiksverige, has detailed the performance of the Swedish music industry at home and abroad, stating that combined revenue from the three industry sectors of live, copyright, and recorded music increased 12% last year.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up music industry statistics published in the final two weeks of October.
  • Provides details on the value of Sweden's music industry.
  • Covers physical format sales in Japan.
  • Assesses the popularity of media subscriptions in the UK.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did the value of the Swedish music industry increase in 2015?
  • What is the most popular music channel on YouTube?

Table of contents

Sweden music value, YouTube, Spotify UK, Japan physical formats, PPL international, UK subscriptions

  • Record year for Swedish music industry
  • Music dominates YouTube channel listing for August
  • Spotify profitable in the UK
  • Fall in Japan’s physical recorded-music production
  • Record international quarterly payments by PPL
  • Subscriptions proving popular in the UK


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