This update provides a detailed analysis of all of Italy's main music industry sectors.
- Italy's recorded-music sector has experienced an erratic few years. Despite the ongoing digital transition, overall performance has been most affected by sales of physical formats.
- A surprising jump in CD album sales a few years ago added almost as much revenue as streaming. The last couple of years, however, has seen physical sales fall and digital gains struggle to offset the decline.
Features and Benefits
- Covers all sectors of the Italian music industry.
- Assesses recorded-music sales, retailing, royalty collections, and the live sector.
Key questions answered
- What share of recorded-music sales comes from digital sources?
- Which of the current crop of digital music services is generating most revenue for local record companies?
Table of contents
Italy edging toward the digital tipping point
The future of selling music is now all about access
Digital infrastructure and access developments
Rights administration and royalty collections
Performance rights collections
Radio under pressure from competing services
DTT dominates TV viewing
Pop the biggest concert sector
Merger and acquisition activity abounds
Tackling ticketing abuse