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Introduction

This research note presents a full roundup of the latest published music industry facts and figures.

Highlights

  • Continued growth in consumer interest in streaming in Denmark has resulted in the fourth consecutive increase in recorded-music trade earnings.
  • Australian music trade association ARIA has reported a second consecutive year of growth for recorded-music sales.
  • Independent music publisher and service company Kobalt Music Group has reported increased revenue and a fall in losses for the financial year to end-June 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the latest music industry statistics published in the last two weeks.
  • Included in the note are Denmark, Australia, and Sweden trade sales; Kobalt and Rightscorp financial results; Spainish live music details; and Japan music production figures.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded music sales in Denmark, Australia, and Sweden were generated from streaming in 2016?
  • By how much did live music sales in Spain rise last year?

Table of contents

Denmark, Australia, and Sweden sales; Kobalt and Rightscorp results; Spain live; and Japan production

  • Denmark sees fourth straight year of recorded-music growth
  • Streaming boosts Australian recorded-music trade sales
  • Audio subscriptions dominate Swedish recorded-music sales
  • Publishing gains drive revenue rise for Kobalt
  • Live music sales rise in Spain
  • Japan sees fall in physical recorded-music production
  • Rightscorp sees sharp fall in losses

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