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Introduction

New figures published by Italian recorded-music trade group FIMI and UK entertainment retail body ERA show recorded-music sales in the two countries increased in the first half of this year, with a rise in music subscriptions behind the growth.

Highlights

  • Despite the continued decrease in sales of physical formats and music downloads, retail sales of recorded music in the UK are well on the way to registering a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the midyear music sales figures published by FIMI in Italy and ERA in the UK.
  • Assesses sales by source for the two countries and explains the reasons for growth.

Key questions answered

  • What share of trade sales in Italy came from streaming in the first half of this year?
  • How did the growth rate of music retail sales in the UK in the first half of this year compare with the other entertainment sectors (games and video)?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Subscriptions bringing stability to Italy's recorded-music sector
  • Solid six months' growth for subscriptions in the UK

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