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This is the first roundup of music statistics analysis in January.


  • Lobbying group UK Music has published the results of a pan-industry workforce diversity survey of the UK music industry focusing on gender and ethnicity.
  • The number of URL takedown requests sent by rights holders to Google in the 12 months to January 4, 2017, exceeded 1 billion.
  • Canadian authors’ society SOCAN has published the findings of a new study on the relationship between music and fitness.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music industry statistics.
  • Covers Google takedowns, SiriusXM financial guidance, and audio streaming in France.

Key questions answered

  • How many URL takedown requests did Google receive from rights holders in 2016?
  • Who was the top-grossing live music performer in the world in 2016?

Table of contents

UK diversity, Google takedowns, SOCAN, SiriusXM, US mobile apps, France streaming, live sales

  • Report reveals diversity of British music industry
  • Google URL removal requests exceed 1 billion in 2016
  • Music tops the list of fitness motivators in Canada
  • SiriusXM exceeds subscriber guidance
  • Facebook leads, but Google dominates top 10 US mobile apps
  • Big jump in French audio streaming
  • Bruce Springsteen the top-grossing live act in 2016


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