IFPI’s Global Music Report 2016 Premium Section AVAILABLE NOW (formerly the Recording Industry in Numbers)

20th April 2016

IFPI’s essential in-depth statistical guide to the global music business is now available following publication of the complete two-section IFPI Global Music Report 2016.

The complete report includes the 86 page ‘Data and Analysis’ section, formerly called ‘Recording Industry in Numbers’ (RIN), containing comprehensive data for nearly 50 territories and in-depth analysis by format and sector.

The full report, containing both the ‘State of the Industry’ overview and this newly-released ‘Data and Analysis’ section is available to purchase now.

Key highlights of the 2016 full report include:

  • Revenue streams. Detailed analysis of the industry’s diverse and evolving revenue streams, as digital becomes the primary revenue stream for recorded music, overtaking sales of physical formats for the first time. Contains an overview of the top contributors to global streaming growth and a breakdown of global digital revenues for 2015.

  • Market trends. Comprehensive data on global, regional and national music market trends, focusing both on 2015 and past years. Total industry revenues grew 3.2 per cent to US$ 15.0 billion, leading to the industry's first significant year-on-year growth in nearly two decades.

  • National markets – national data for 49 territories including:

    • Data splits for physical, digital, performance rights and synchronisation for 2011-2015;

    • Detailed breakdown of revenues within the digital segment for 2011-2015;

    • Economic and digital indicators

  • Regional markets. Detailed summaries of market performance in regional markets. Latin America was, for the fifth consecutive year, the region with the highest level of growth in recorded music revenues (+11.8 per cent) with digital revenues rising by 44.5%, more than four times the national average.

  • Focus on physical formats. The ‘Data and Analysis’ section looks at the performance of the physical market in different territories around the world, including vinyl’s continued growth and historic volume data for global physical formats 1973-2015.

  • Global charts. In addition to the top 10 albums and digital singles published in the ‘State of the Industry’ section of the report, the premium ‘Data and Analysis’ section includes a more complete listing of the top titles of 2015 with the full top 50 global albums chart and the top 20 global digital singles chart.

Adrian Strain, Director of Communications for IFPI, says: “The Global Music Report is the must-have publication for anyone needing to understand the state of today’s global music business. It provides unrivalled and comprehensive data and information and is the authoritative reference book for the industry globally.”

Accessing the report:

  • The full Global Music Report 2016, including the comprehensive ‘Data and Analysis’ section, is available free for IFPI members (please email ritco@ifpi.org to request access, including membership number). The topline ‘State of the Industry’ section of the report, not including the highlights above, is free to download from IFPI’s website here

  • Alternatively, the full GMR report can be purchased here – full contents list and sample data also available. Please contact ritco@ifpi.org for any sales enquiries.

For further information please contact:

Adrian Strain or John Blewett

Email: Adrian.strain@ifpi.org and John.Blewett@ifpi.org

Tel. +44 (0)20 7878 7900