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Recorded-music revenue for the company received a boost thanks to growth from subscriptions and streaming, with earnings from access services accounting for slightly more than half of the combined physical and digital total.


  • Total sales of recorded music for UMG were up 8.9% (11.3% at constant rates) in 2017, to €4,559m, from €4,188m in 2016.

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  • Reveals full-year financial details for UMG.
  • Assesses revenue by source and highlights why growth rate of streaming earnings fell.

Key questions answered

  • What share of revenue for UMG is derived from access services?
  • By how much did publishing earnings rise for UMPG last year compared with 2016?

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  • Summary
  • Healthy financial year for UMG
  • Streaming revenue rises, but growth rate slows
  • Americas best-performing region


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