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This research note provides August's first roundup of music industry statistics analysis.


  • The combined production value of audio and music video formats in Japan in the first six months of this year was up 0.7%, to JPY117.4bn ($1.04bn), from JPY116.5bn in the prior-year period.
  • Recorded-music trade sales in Austria were up 6.3% in the first half of this year, to €53.5m ($64.8m), from €50.3m in the same period of 2017.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest industry statistics and financials published in the last two weeks.
  • Covers stats from France, Italy, and Austria, as well as financials for Live Nation and CIE.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music trade revenue in Austria is generated by streaming?
  • How many subscribers to on-demand audio services were there in France at end-June?

Table of contents

Japan, global live sales, Austria, SoundExchange, Italy, SiriusXM, France, Live Nation, CIE

  • Mixed six months for physical recorded-music production in Japan
  • Record average ticket price boosts live tour gross
  • Digital takes the lead in Austria
  • Positive second quarter for SoundExchange
  • Streaming the biggest source of trade revenue in Italy
  • Revenue and subscriber growth for SiriusXM
  • SNEP publishes midyear French recorded-music performance
  • Ticketing gains drive revenue growth for Live Nation
  • Strong calendar of events boosts CIE second quarter


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