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This is the first roundup of music industry statistics analysis for September 2018.


  • German events company Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) is set to issue a bond to finance "further development and to diversify its financing structure."

Features and Benefits

  • Details music industry statistics and financials for the first two weeks of September.
  • Examines financials for DEAG and BMG as well as French midyear recorded-music trade results.

Key questions answered

  • What share of French recorded-music sales came from streaming in the first six months of this year?
  • What were UK music exports worth in 2017?

Table of contents

BMG and DEAG financials, UK music exports, French midyear music sales, and GEMA survey

  • Continued revenue growth for BMG
  • DEAG to issue bond to fund growth
  • Fourth consecutive annual rise for UK music exports
  • Modest increase in French recorded-music sales
  • Consumer concerns in Europe over power of internet platforms


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