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Introduction

The Major Record Company Factsheets are a collection of financial and operating data published by the three major label groups: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.

Highlights

  • At current exchange rates, revenue for UMG in 1H18 edged down 1.4%, to €2,628m ($3,229m), from €2,666m in the first half of last year.
  • SME registered growth in revenue and operating income in the first quarter (April to June) of its 2018 financial year.
  • Digital revenue for WMG (recorded music and publishing) in the quarter increased 16.1% (14.1% at constant exchange rates), to $576m, from $496m, and represented 60.1% of total revenue, compared with 54.1% in the prior-year period.

Features and Benefits

  • Details financial and operating data published by the three major label groups, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.
  • Includes financials as well as recorded-music sales by format and source.

Key questions answered

  • What share of total revenue for WMG came from digital?
  • By how much did SME's streaming revenue increase in the latest fiscal quarter?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Major Record Company Factsheets: 2Q18