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This is the first roundup of music industry statistics analysis for October 2018.


  • The number of URL takedown requests sent by rights holders to Google ended September at 3,751,503,565, up 199,614,189 from end-June, and 599,778,659 from the beginning of the year.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music industry statistics published in the last two weeks.
  • Covers Google URL removal requests, 7digital and Shazam financials, and TMT revenue by sector.

Key questions answered

  • How many URL removal requests were made to Google in the first nine months of this year?
  • How can brands benefit from partnerships with live music companies?

Table of contents

Google URL removals, 7digital and Shazam financials, TMT revenue, live music and brands

  • Google URL removal requests keep on rising
  • Higher revenue and widening losses for 7digital
  • Final accounts show big jump in losses for Shazam
  • Smart home the leading TMT growth sector
  • Emotional intensity of live music boosts brand engagement


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