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This research note contains the second roundup of music statistics analysis for December.


  • YouTube removed 7.8 million videos that violated the platform's guidelines in the three months from July to September, according to company stats.
  • Leading music streaming service Spotify is set to end this year with an increased share of global on-demand audio subscriptions, according to Ovum estimates.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the music statistics published in the last two weeks.
  • Includes details of YouTube video removals, music carrier billing, US core copyright value, music subscription shares, and top-grossing iOS apps.

Key questions answered

  • What share of global paid music subscriptions did Spotify end this year with?
  • What is the forecast value of direct carrier-billed digital music at the end of 2018 and 2023?

Table of contents

YouTube removals, carrier billing, US core copyright, music subscription shares, top-grossing iOS apps

  • YouTube removes millions of videos for breaching site rules
  • Growth forecast for carrier-billed digital music revenue
  • US core copyright industries generate $1.3tn for economy
  • Spotify increases share of total music subscriptions
  • Netflix tops iOS highest-grossing apps list


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