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Strong growth in the US looks set to drive global sales to a fifth consecutive annual increase.


  • As of mid-September, all the top five and a number of other developed markets had published sales data for the first six months of this year. With the exception of Japan, all the markets registered growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the midyear sales figures for the leading music markets and estimates the global recorded-music total for this year.
  • Compares growth rate in streaming for all the countries that have so far published midyear results.

Key questions answered

  • How big is the global recorded-music sector set to grow in 2019?
  • How does the estimated growth compare to previous years?

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  • Summary
  • Biggest growth yet for global recorded-music trade sales
  • Spain leads in market growth rate terms
  • Highest trade sales for 12 years


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