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This research note contains a roundup of music statistics news and details for the first two weeks of September 2019.


  • New figures published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that the trade value of digital music sales increased 5.9% in the first half of this year, to JPY34.006bn ($309.1m), from JPY32.109bn in the prior-year period.
  • A big second quarter for German events company CTS Eventim has boosted the company's midyear sales performance.
  • Indian music trade group IMI has partnered with the professional services company Deloitte on a report measuring revenue generated by the "formal partner industries" for which recorded music provides the "core raw material."

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics news.
  • Covers Japanese midyear digital sales; DEAG, CTS Eventim, and BMG financials for the first half of this year; a report on the value of recorded music in India; and BMI results for its latest fiscal year.

Key questions answered

  • What share of Japanese digital music sales comes from paid audio services?
  • How big are the associated music industry sectors in India?

Table of contents

Japan digital sales; DEAG, CTS Eventim, and BMG financials; India music value; BMI results

  • Audio subscriptions dominate digital music sales in Japan
  • Fall in sales for DEAG in line with expectations
  • Ticketing and live entertainment gains for CTS Eventim
  • Accelerated revenue growth for BMG
  • IMI and Deloitte measure economic impact of India's music industry
  • New record for collections and distributions for BMI


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