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


  • Figures for the first three months of 2019 published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that the trade value of digital music sales increased 4.7%, to JPY16,819m ($152.7m), from JPY16,070 in the prior year period.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics and financials from the previous two weeks.
  • Includes first-quarter Japan digital trade sales, DEAG and CTS first-quarter financials, US stream-ripping, IMS dance music report, and collections for UBC, STIM, and SUISA.

Key questions answered

  • What share of Japanese trade sales in the first quarter came from audio subscriptions?
  • What are the main reasons US internet users stream-rip recorded music?

Table of contents

Japan digital; DEAG and CTS financials; US stream-ripping; IMS report; UBC, STIM, and SUISA collections

  • Streaming and download growth in Japan
  • Organic growth for DEAG in first quarter
  • Steady start to the year for CTS Eventim
  • Rise in US stream-rippers
  • Two straight years of decline for the electronic music business
  • Fall in collections and distributions for Brazil's UBC
  • Eighth consecutive year of revenue growth for STIM
  • Mixed year for Swiss collections


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