Recording Industry in Numbers

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 50 territories worldwide.

It features:

  • Global 2009-2013 trade revenue figures
  • Historic global sales trends
  • 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.


Other resources from IFPI and IFPI partners

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    Helping parents and teachers ensure that young people enjoy music legally.

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  • ISRC

    An international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. ISRC provides the means to automatically identify recordings for royalty payments.

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  • GRid

    GRid provides a system for the unique identification of “Releases” of music over electronic networks, so that they can be managed efficiently.

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  • Digital File Check

    Digital File Check is a free, easy to use software designed to help people enjoy music and entertainment safely and legally.

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  • Viewpoint by Frances Moore on the benefits of Global Release Day

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Pro Music

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