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Following on from a financial year boosted by almost all its main revenue streams, WMG has registered a very positive first quarter of its new financial year.


  • Recorded-music revenue reached a new milestone for WMG in 1Q FY18 when it topped $1bn for the first time.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the first quarter results (October to December 2018) for WMG.
  • Assesses the different revenue gains for the company's recorded-music and publishing sectors.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded-music sales were generated by streaming in the final three months of 2018?
  • Besides streaming, what boosted WMG revenue to a record high?

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  • Summary
  • Strong end to the year for WMG
  • Recorded-music results
  • Music publishing results


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