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This research note provides an analysis of recent statistics from the music industry as of early August.


  • New research from Ovum shows that chat apps are becoming a popular way of accessing recorded music.
  • The survey also found that accessing media on chat apps is still not a mainstream global activity, with some countries, notably China, found to be much more accustomed to accessing media this way.

Features and Benefits

  • Details new research from Ovum, which has found that chat apps are becoming a popular way of accessing recorded music.
  • Details the results of consumer surveys conducted across the US, the UK, Japan, and China.

Key questions answered

  • How are chat apps becoming key facilitators of music access?
  • How often do Chinese consumers use chat apps for accessing music?

Table of contents

Music and chat apps, CIE and SiriusXM financials, UK secondary-ticketing survey, Japan physical sales

  • Survey measures the use of chat apps to access music
  • CIE has difficult second quarter
  • SiriusXM reports rises in revenue and subs numbers
  • Which? report details UK secondary-ticketing problem
  • Japan sees fall in physical recorded-music production


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