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This report provides a detailed analysis of all of Australia's main music industry sectors.


  • For the first half of this year, total trade revenue in Australia increased 6%, to A$195.6m, from A$184.5m in the prior-year period.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the major aspects of the Australian music industry.
  • Evaluates sectors including recorded music, music retail, live, royalty collections, and digital infrastructure.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue generator for authors and publishers in Australia?
  • By how much are recorded-music trade sales forecast to rise this year?

Table of contents


  • In brief

Recorded music

  • Third year of growth for recorded-music trade sales

Music retail

  • Paid subscriptions supplant the ownership dominance
  • Digital infrastructure and access

Rights administration and royalty collections

  • Digital takes the collection lead for APRA AMCOS
  • Positive year for performer and producer collections


  • Big year for revenue and live ticket sales


  • Methodology
  • Author