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Introduction

This is the first roundup of music statistics analysis for June.

Highlights

  • Figures for the first three months of 2017 published by the Japanese recorded-music trade association, the RIAJ, show that the trade value of digital music sales increased 13.1%, to JPY16,070m ($148.3m), from JPY14,203m in 1Q17.
  • The International Music Summit's annual report on the state of the global electronic music business has shown that the value of the sector slipped 2% last year, to $7.3bn, from $7.4bn in 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the last two weeks of music company financials and statistics.
  • Covers first-quarter digital music sales in Japan, US teens' online platform use, SME forecasts, EDM sector performance, and SUISA collections.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest revenue source for Swiss authors and publishers?
  • What share of digital trade sales in Japan are generated by streaming?

Table of contents

Japan digital, YouTube leads for US teens, SME forecasts, EDM business review, SUISA collections

  • Streaming and download growth in Japan
  • YouTube the most popular online platform for US teens
  • SME forecasts slowdown in global recorded-music trade sales
  • Value of global electronic music business down in 2017
  • Steady year for Swiss collections

Appendix

  • Author