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After a year that saw trade revenue in Italy from recorded music sales increase at record levels, gains in local record company income from the sale of music so far in 2016 have been much more reserved.


  • Trade revenue from recorded music sales increased at a much slower rate in the first half of 2016 compared with the same period of last year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details sales of recorded music in Italy in the first six months of this year.
  • Assesses the sales results of the different music formats and looks at the prospects for future growth.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded music sales comes from digital stores and services in Italy?
  • What was behind the growth in recorded music sales in Italy in the first six months of this year?

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  • Summary
  • Italy registers modest midyear recorded music sales growth
  • Italy in line with rest of Europe
  • Continued caution for the longer term


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