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This research note contains the second roundup of music statistics analysis for October.


  • Independent music company association IMPALA has published some analysis of national music charts for 2017, carried out across a number of European countries.
  • Retail sales of recorded music in the US registered sharp growth in the first half of this year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the last two weeks' music statistics news.
  • Includes research on IMPALA, US Latin sales, South Korea market shares, world music genres, and Spotify rights payments.

Key questions answered

  • What is South Korea's biggest recorded-music distributor?
  • How much has Spotify paid to rights holders so far this year?

Table of contents

IMPALA research, US Latin sales, South Korea market share, music genres, Spotify rights payments

  • IMPALA research illustrates Sony EMI concerns
  • RIAA publishes US midyear Latin sales
  • Newest S. Korean distributor the album market share leader
  • Pop the world's most popular music genre
  • Spotify payments to rights holders top €10bn in 10 years


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