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This is the second roundup of music statistics analysis in December.


  • Subscribers of the Apple Music subscription service now exceed 20 million.
  • ARPU from consumers who stream music on YouTube is a fraction of what is paid to rights holders by music subscription service leaders Spotify and Apple Music.
  • Online video service Vevo has published its end-of-year review, with a number of facts and figures detailing the 12 months to end-November.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest set of music statistics.
  • Includes analysis of Apple Music subscriber details, YouTube ARPU figures, Vevo charts, global copyright estimates, and Re:Sound financials.

Key questions answered

  • How much does YouTube generate in ARPU compared with the leading music subscription services?
  • By how much did neighboring rights collections rise in Canada in 2015?

Table of contents

Apple Music, YouTube ARPU, Vevo charts, global copyright, IIPA report, Re:Sound financials

  • Apple Music exceeds 20 million subscriptions
  • YouTube ARPU trails the music subscription leaders
  • Justin Bieber tops Vevo chart; Mexico second to the US
  • Global music copyright sector valued at $24.4bn
  • Core copyright industries contribute $1.2tn to the US economy
  • Record collections for Canada’s Re:Sound


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