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The latest figures from the Belgian Entertainment Association confirm that premium subscriptions accounted for one-third of total Belgian music sales in 2016.


  • Belgium’s recorded-music sector has registered a second consecutive year of growth in retail spending.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details recorded-music retail sales in Belgium in 2016.
  • The note evaluates consumer spending by format and assesses the prospects for further growth this year and beyond.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music retail sales in Belgium last year were on music subscriptions?
  • What are the prospects for further growth in recorded-music spending this year and in the longer term?

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  • Summary
  • Second straight year of higher recorded-music spending
  • Recorded-music spending by format
  • Cautious optimism over longer-term results


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