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Australia ended 2018 as the eighth-largest recorded-music market in the world, according to the IFPI. The country also sits in the top 10 for sales of physical formats and synchronization revenue but remains just outside of the top 10 for performance rights.


  • Australian music trade association ARIA reported a fourth consecutive year of growth for recorded-music sales in the country.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all the main sectors of the Australian music industry.
  • Covers recorded-music sales and forecasts, music retail, rights collections, and live performance.

Key questions answered

  • How big is the Australian recorded-music industry set to become over the next five years?
  • What was behind the record performance of Australian rights society APRA AMCOS in the year to June?

Table of contents


  • In brief

Recorded music

  • Fourth year of growth for Australian recorded-music revenue

Music retail

  • Access and subscription service tipping points
  • Assessing Australia's future digital music opportunity

Rights administration and royalty collections

  • A record year for APRA AMCOS collections and distributions
  • Digital is the major growth provider
  • Flattening of performer and producer collections


  • Three straight years of revenue growth


  • Methodology
  • Author