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This research note contains the first roundup of music statistics analysis for February 2019.


  • US performance rights organization SoundExchange paid $344.9m in digital performance royalties to record companies and recording artists (including spoken word actors and comedians) in the final quarter of last year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details music statistics published over the last couple of weeks.
  • Includes SoundExchange results, UK digital radio, Apple financials, Spain sales, SiriusXM results, UK music streaming by free and paid, and the latest IIPA report.

Key questions answered

  • What boosted SoundExchnage collections in the final quarter of last year?
  • Which countries were added to the IIPA's priority watch list recommendation?

Table of contents

SoundExchange, UK digital radio, Apple financials, Spain sales, SiriusXM results, UK music streaming, IIPA report

  • Bumper final quarter for SoundExchange
  • Digital share of UK radio listening keeps on rising
  • Weak iPhone sales take a bite out of Apple revenue
  • Fifth consecutive year of recorded-music growth in Spain
  • Full-year revenue and subscriber growth for SiriusXM
  • UK paid-for streaming to overtake free services
  • Nineteen countries singled out in new IIPA copyright report


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