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New figures published by Italian music trade association FIMI suggest that the country might well be heading for a full-year contraction after four consecutive years of growth.


  • In the first half of this year, trade earnings from paid subscriptions were flat, so the drop in CD album sales has resulted in lower overall trade revenue.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest midyear Italian recorded-music trade sales.
  • Assesses trade sales by format and evaluates the prospects for the rest of this year and next.

Key questions answered

  • Why did paid audio subscription sales grind to a halt in 1H17 in Italy?
  • What is the biggest revenue generator for Italian record companies?

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  • Summary
  • Few positives in Italian recorded-music midyear figures
  • Subscriptions stutter almost to a halt
  • Physical-format dominance spells medium-term uncertainty


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