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This update of the Chilean music industry offers a detailed analysis of all of the country's main music industry sectors.


  • Chile is South America’s fifth-largest recorded-music market. Following an almost decade-long decline, record company earnings have been registering impressive annual growth since 2012.
  • Sharp growth in streaming income saw trade earnings from digital sales overtake physical formats in 2015, and the gap widened significantly in 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the main sectors of the Chilean music industry.
  • Analyzes recorded-music sales, digital retailing, royalty collections, live music, and copyright protection and administration.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music trade sales are generated by music subscription services in Chile?
  • What is the the biggest source of revenue for Chilean authors and publishers?

Table of contents


  • In brief

Recorded music

  • Three years of double-digit trade growth
  • Record companies

Music retail

  • Chile now a subscription-dominated market
  • Digital infrastructure and access details

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Flouting major copyright obligations
  • Royalty collections


  • Radio the most important medium
  • Analog terrestrial dominates TV provision


  • Methodology
  • Author

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