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Introduction

Electronics giant Sony Corp. has reported a positive end to its music division SME's financial year. All the three sectors (recorded music, music publishing, and visual media and platform) registered earnings growth.

Highlights

  • Despite the good results, Sony has forecast a fall in sales and operating income for the current financial year.

Features and Benefits

  • Reveals final-quarter and full-year financial results for SME.
  • Categorizes revenue by company sector and source.

Key questions answered

  • Which of SME's three divisions registered the best final quarter and full year?
  • What share of recorded-music sales were generated by streaming?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Positive final-quarter and full-year results for SME
  • Streaming provides a boost for recorded-music income
  • Flat quarter but full-year growth for music-publishing earnings

Appendix

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