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Introduction

Italian trade association FIMI has reported a flat year for recorded-music sales. Despite a big rise in record-company earnings from paid subscriptions and advertising income, a drop in CD album sales resulted in little change to the overall figure.

Highlights

  • Figures prepared by accounting firm Deloitte for FIMI show trade revenue from recorded-music sales in Italy edged up just 0.4% last year, to €149.5m ($165.4m), from €148.9m in 2015.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the latest trade figures published by local recorded-music association FIMI.
  • Included is an assessment of the latest figures and a look at how sales may go this year.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music sales in Italy are from digital access services?
  • What is the likelihood of Italy registering recorded-music sales growth in 2017?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Flat year for Italian recorded-music sales
  • Streaming and vinyl the two growth providers
  • Advised caution for the longer term

Appendix

  • Author

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