Recording Industry in Numbers

The 2015 edition will be available from 20th April 2015

Recording Industry in Numbers is the essential statistical analysis of the recorded music market worldwide. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the key trends in the global music business, with in-depth statistics and analysis covering 49 territories worldwide.

The 2015 edition will feature:

  • Global 2010-2014 trade revenue figures
  • Regional overviews
  • Analysis of key industry trends
  • Detailed analysis of leading recorded music markets, covering developments in physical, digital, performance rights and synchronisation revenues

More information

You can see the full press release here and for more information about the report contents and to get a copy click here.


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