Global recorded music sales totalled US $15 billion in 2013.

The recording industry’s global revenues for 2013 came from a range of different revenue streams, from downloads to subscription and performance rights.

  • 51% Physical
    format sales
  • 39% Digital
    revenues
  • 7% Performance
    rights
  • 2% Synchronisation
    revenues
Key Statistics

Here are some key statistical highlights of the global recording industry in 2013.

  • $15b

    Recording Industry

    Total value of the recording industry in 2013

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  • $4.5b

    A&R and Marketing

    Record companies’ annual investment in A&R and marketing (2012 data)

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  • 39%

    Digital Channels

    Proportion of global industry revenues from digital channels

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  • +19%

    Performance
    Rights Revenue

    Growth in performance rights revenue in 2013

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    An overview of the industry

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    Top global performing artists of 2013

  • Investment

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  • Consumer research

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News

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