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In January, German recorded-music trade body BVMI reported that retail sales of recorded music in the country grew for the fourth consecutive year in 2016.


  • Preliminary data showed that sharp growth in spending on subscriptions coupled with trade earnings from streaming more than offset falls in spending on most other formats.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest German music retail sales figures.
  • In addition to a breakdown of sales figures, the research note details sales by genre.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music spending in Germany comes from access services?
  • What is the most popular music genre in Germany?

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  • Summary
  • Four years of growth for German recorded-music sales
  • Transition from ownership to access gathers pace
  • Access revenue continues to rise faster than streams served


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