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Music statistics analysis - first round-up for March


  • For only the third time this century, trade revenue from recorded-music sales in Switzerland has risen.
  • New figures published by the Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA) show premium subscriptions in Belgium are now the biggest revenue generator for local record companies.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details all the latest music industry statistics published in the last two weeks.
  • Included in the note are Swiss and Belgian sales details, CD Baby distributions, Gen Z girls research, and Live Nation and CIE full year results

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue generator for Swiss and Belgian record companies?
  • How much did CD Baby distribute to artists in 2017?

Table of contents

Swiss and Belgian sales, CD Baby distributions, research on Gen Z girls, Live Nation and CIE results

  • Swiss recorded-music sales see second straight year of growth
  • Belgium sees market decline despite subscription gains
  • CD Baby distributions top $600m since launch
  • Spotify the service of choice for Generation Z girls
  • Live Nation hits seventh consecutive record year
  • CIE ends year on a positive note


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