IFPI publishes annual Global Recording Industry in Numbers
London, August 31, 2006
IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, today publishes its annual Global Recording Industry in Numbers - the most
complete and authoritative source of music industry statistics worldwide.
This year's report includes:
- digital music sales that are recorded separately for the first time
- an expanded section on key industry trends including the most recent research findings
- an overview of the classical music sector
- results of performance rights collection results
- market summaries for 42 countries
- a comprehensive appendix of international data about long-term industry trends from repertoire to retailing.
Keith Jopling, IFPI's director of strategic analysis and research, says: "The Global Recording Industry in Numbers - now in its 13th edition - gives
a broader strategic analysis of music industry trends than previous publications, highlighting all the key numbers and using the best market indicators
available. The Global Recording Industry in Numbers continues to be the best single source of global music market information."
For further information:
Alex Jacob (Media) on +44 (0)20 7878 7940
Gabriela Lopes (Other enquiries) on +44 (0)20 7878 7965.
To buy copies of Global Recording Industry in Numbers please contact Michelle Stevens at IFPI Market Research on +44 (0)20 7878 7911 or visit
the Market Research Publications Shop
Notes to editors:
IFPI is the organisation that promotes the interests of the international recording industry worldwide. Its membership comprises over 1,400 major and
independent companies in more than 70 countries. It also has affiliated industry national groups in 48 countries. IFPI's mission is to fight music
piracy; promote fair market access and good copyright laws; help develop the legal conditions and the technologies for the recording industry to
prosper in the digital era; and to promote the value of music.