This research note contains the first roundup of music statistics analysis for April 2019.
- Bertelsmann music rights management subsidiary BMG recorded growth in its revenue and results last year, with earnings boosted by a solid performance in its US, UK, and German core markets.
- Retail sales of Latin music in the US increased 18.4% last year, to $413.4m, from $349.2m, according to figures published by the RIAA.
- Recorded-music trade revenue in Sweden increased 3.5% last year, to SEK1.4695bn ($169.4m), from SEK1.4127bn in 2017.
Features and Benefits
- Details the latest music statistics news from the last two weeks. The publication by the IFPI of global trade sales has prompted a number of national music associations to detail trade and retail sales of recorded music.
- Among the figures are BMG revenue; Apple Android installs; US Latin, Sweden, Australia, Spain, and South Africa music sales; and the latest details of Japan's live music sector.
Key questions answered
- How did South Africa's recorded-music sector perform in 2018?
- What share of Australian recorded-music trade revenue was generated by access services in 2018?
Table of contents
BMG revenue; Apple Android; US Latin, Sweden, Australia, Spain, and South Africa music sales; Japan live
Organic growth boosts BMG revenue
Global Apple Music Android installs top 40 million
Sharp rise in US Latin music retail spend
Modest increase for music trade income in Sweden
Fourth year of growth for Australian recorded-music revenue
Recovery of Spanish recorded-music sector continues
Subscriptions take the lead from CDs in South Africa
ACPC reports record year for live music in Japan