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The global recorded-music trade association the IFPI has published the latest version of its annual music consumption report which details how music consumers engage with recorded music in 20 of the world's largest markets.


  • The report looks at how these consumers are engaging with recorded music and examines how technology developments are shaping the listening experience.
  • Although the report found that on-demand streaming was the most popular method of music consumption, free streaming through ad-supported video and audio services accounted for more than 70% of streaming consumption.
  • Listening to music on the radio is still popular, with more than 80% of consumers in almost all the countries included in the survey saying they did so. However, the report also noted that stream ripping remained a popular consumption method.

Features and Benefits

  • Explores the latest findings from this year's IFPI music consumption report.
  • Discusses findings on music consumption via traditional means, music streaming, and unlicensed sites and services.

Key questions answered

  • Which countries are engaging most with music streaming?
  • Which countries have the lowest levels of music consumption?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Music integral part of lives
  • Free streaming the consumption leader
  • Stream ripping still a big problem


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