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This research note is the first roundup of music statistics analysis for June.


  • New figures published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that the trade value of digital music sales increased 11.7% in 1Q17.
  • Japan’s live music sector suffered the first decline in spending last year since 2006.
  • Swiss authors’ society SUISA has reported a good year for collections with total licensing income up 3.1% in 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the music statistics and financials from the past two weeks.
  • Includes digital and live music figures from Japan, authors' royalty collections in Switzerland and Iceland, and UK neighboring rights income as reported by PPL.

Key questions answered

  • What share of royalty collections in Switzerland comes from digital sources?
  • By how much did trade earnings from music streaming rise in the first three months of this year in Japan?

Table of contents

Japan digital and live, SUISA collections, PPL results, and STEF revenue

  • Audio subscriptions take the digital lead in Japan
  • Japan sees fall in spending on live music
  • Swiss collections have a positive year
  • International gains boost PPL collections to record high
  • STEF sees across-the-board collection growth


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