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


  • IFPI Austria has reported a rise in retail sales of recorded music in 2018.
  • Brazilian collection society ECAD has reported a fall in both royalty collections and distributions in 2018.
  • Provisional financial results from Canadian authors' society SOCAN show total collections increased 11% last year, to "at least" C$374m, from just short of C$338m in 2017.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics and company financials.
  • Looks at Austrian recorded-music sales, ECAD and SOCAN collections, Avex financials, SiriusXM connected car earnings, and European broadband attitudes.

Key questions answered

  • What share of Austrian recorded-music sales were from access services in 2018?
  • What was behind SOCAN's record year for collections and distributions in 2018?

Table of contents

Austria sales, ECAD results, Avex financials, SiriusXM connected cars, SOCAN collections, European broadband

  • Spending on digital music overtakes physical in Austria
  • Fall in collections and distributions for ECAD
  • Positive nine months for Avex Group
  • Revenue growth for Sirius XM connected vehicle business
  • Record year for SOCAN collections and distributions
  • European consumers value broadband more than sex


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