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Roundup and analysis of the latest music industry statistics.


  • German events company CTS Eventim has published financial details for the third quarter of its 2016 financial year. According to the company, revenue was down 2.1% in 3Q16, to €154.4m, from €157.8m in 3Q15.
  • The number of URL takedown requests sent by rights holders to Google in the 12 months to end-November exceeded 1 billion.

Features and Benefits

  • Picks apart the latest music industry statistics and company financials.
  • Included in the note are details of CTS Eventim and DEAG financials, Google URL takedown figures, an IFPI report on record-company investment, and research on US in-car entertainment.

Key questions answered

  • How did German promoters CTS Eventim and DEAG perform in 3Q16 and 9M16?
  • How much did record companies invest in new talent in 2015?

Table of contents

CTS Eventim and DEAG financials, Google takedowns, IFPI report, US in-car entertainment

  • Fall in live entertainment revenue for CTS Eventim
  • DEAG confident of recording a positive financial year
  • Google takedown requests top 1 billion in last 12 months
  • Record-company investment levels remain high
  • US in-car digital and mobile audio use on the rise


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