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This research note contains the first roundup of music statistics analysis for November.


  • The combined production value of audio and music video formats in Japan in the first nine months of this year was up 10.4%, to JPY179.4bn ($1.64bn), from JPY162.5bn in the prior-year period, according to the local trade association, the RIAJ.
  • Satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM has reported record earnings and operating details for the third quarter and first nine months of this year.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest music industry statistics and company financials.
  • Analyzes Japan's physical sales details; SiriusXM, Live Nation, Apple, and CIE financials; Australia live figures; and UK digital radio details.

Key questions answered

  • What share of radio listening in the UK is done through digital radio receivers?
  • By how much did spending on ticket sales to live music concerts rise in Australia last year?

Table of contents

Japan physical sales; SiriusXM, Live Nation, Apple, and CIE financials; UK music; Australia live; UK digital radio

  • Mixed nine months for Japan physical music production
  • Revenue and subscription growth for SiriusXM
  • Ticketing gains boost revenue for Live Nation
  • Apple reports record quarter for services
  • Strong calendar of events drives CIE third-quarter earnings
  • UK music worth £4.5bn to the economy in 2017
  • Big jump in revenue and ticket sales for Australian live sector
  • UK digital share of radio listening keeps on rising


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