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Introduction

Midyear trade sales figures published by Australian music trade association ARIA suggest the country is heading for a fourth consecutive year of growth.

Highlights

  • Big rises in audio and video streaming revenue more than offset declines in sales of CD albums and music downloads.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the midyear recorded-music trade results published by Australian music trade association ARIA.
  • Examines sales by format and source and assesses future prospects for growth.

Key questions answered

  • What share of Australian recorded-music trade sales were generated by music subscriptions in the first six months of this year?
  • What are the prospects for future growth for Australian recorded music?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Australia heading for a fourth year of recorded-music growth
  • Streaming the main growth provider
  • False starts and firmer footings

Appendix

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