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Introduction

Visual media and platform is the star business division for Sony Music Entertainment in the second quarter of its current financial year.

Highlights

  • Electronics giant Sony Corp. has reported a mixed second quarter of its 2016 financial year for its music division, SME. Although total revenue was up year on year, all the growth came from the visual media and platform sector, thanks to a strong performance of a game application for mobile devices.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest financial results for Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Reveals the biggest source of revenue for SME.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest source of revenue for Sony Music Entertainment?
  • Which of SME's three divisions demonstrated the best financial performance in the three months through to September?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Overall gains for SME in midyear financials
  • Streaming takes the lead for recorded music
  • Poor quarter for music publishing

Appendix

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