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A roundup of the main music statistics published in the final two weeks of January.


  • A new survey published by the digital security platform Irdeto has found that awareness levels among US consumers regarding the legality of producing or sharing pirated video content are high.
  • Pandora maintained a slim lead over YouTube last year in terms of weekly streaming music listening time.
  • Retail sales of recorded music in Germany grew for the fourth consecutive year in 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics news.
  • Included in the note are US video piracy and audio streaming details, German music sales, ARTISJUS results, and UK record company airplay market shares.

Key questions answered

  • By how much did retail sales of recorded music rise in Germany last year?
  • What was the change in the number of royalty recipients from Hungarian authors' society ARTISJUS last year?

Table of contents

US video piracy and audio streaming, German music sales, ARTISJUS results, UK airplay shares

  • High video piracy awareness rates in the US
  • Pandora edges out YouTube in US streaming listening
  • Streaming gains boost German recorded-music sales
  • Fall in total ARTISJUS royalty recipients
  • SME tops UK airplay market shares


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