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


  • US collective management organization SoundExchange paid $256.5m in digital performance royalties to record companies and recording artists (including spoken word actors and comedians) in the third quarter of this year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics and financials published in the last couple of weeks.
  • Covers SoundExchange distributions, Shazam and Mixcloud results, and GVL's results for 2018.

Key questions answered

  • How much did SoundExchange pay out to producers and performers in the third quarter of this year?
  • What caused collections for GVL to fall sharply last year?

Table of contents

SoundExchange distributions, Shazam and Mixcloud results, gender report, GVL performance

  • Distribution growth for SoundExchange in third quarter
  • Final accounts for music recognition service Shazam
  • Rising revenue but widening losses for Mixcloud
  • Report details UK music industry gender imbalance
  • Revenue for GVL above expectations


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