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Midyear retail figures suggest that the German recorded-music sector is heading for its fifth straight year of growth.


  • According to BVMI, spending grew in the first half of this year compared with the same six-month period in 2016. A big jump in music subscriptions was behind the overall rise, with the increase in consumer spending on paid audio on-demand services more than offsetting declines in all other formats.

Features and Benefits

  • Details retail sales figures for recorded-music sales in Germany in the first half of 2017.
  • Assesses consumer spending by format with an analysis of what to expect for the full year.

Key questions answered

  • What share of German music retail sales is generated by CD albums?
  • By how much did audio-streaming sales rise in the first half of 2017?

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  • Summary
  • More of the same for German recorded-music sales
  • The end of the CD album dominance is in sight
  • Audio streaming out front in the digital transition


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