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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

  • Total revenue for UMG at current exchange rates increased 3.5% in 9M18, to €4,123m, from €3,985m in 9M17.
  • Total sales in 2Q FY18 (July to September) edged down 1.3% at reported exchange rates, to JPY203.9bn ($1.83bn), from JPY206.6bn in 2Q FY17.
  • Year-on-year revenue in 4Q FY18 (July to September) increased 13.3%, to $1,039m, from $917m in the prior-year period. At constant exchange rates, revenue grew 14.8%.

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

  • Which of the three record companies performed best in the July to September quarter?
  • Which record company had the biggest rise in streaming revenue in the quarter?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Major Record Company Factsheets: 3Q18