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Midyear retail sales figures published by the Spanish music trade association Promusicae show that the recovery in recorded-music sales has stuttered to a stop.


  • Although paid audio subscriptions registered strong growth, the rise was unable to offset the big fall in revenue from advertising-supported audio services and a drop in CD album sales.

Features and Benefits

  • Details Spanish recorded-music retail sales in the first six months of this year.
  • Assesses sales by format and revenue stream and examines the prospects for further growth.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music sales in Spain in the first half of this year came from paid subscriptions?
  • What caused the big fall in revenue from advertising-supported audio streaming services?

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  • Summary
  • Spanish recorded-music recovery grinds to a halt
  • Audio subscriptions now the main revenue source
  • Rise in sales of vinyl and physical videos


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