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Introduction

Second quarter results show that UMG is making higher recorded-music sales gains than its closest rival, SME.

Highlights

  • French media company Vivendi and Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. have reported financial details for their respective music subsidiaries, UMG and SME.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the second-quarter and first-half-year sales for the world's two biggest music companies.
  • Examines the companies' financial results and explains where the gains have come from.

Key questions answered

  • What share of UMG's revenue came from streaming in the first half of this year?
  • Of the two major music groups, which registered the higher increase in streaming revenue?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Streaming and physical sales boost UMG revenue
  • Recorded and publishing gains for SME

Appendix

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