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Country profile – UK 2017

With streaming having crossed into – pardon the pun – the mainstream, the UK industry could do without the complexity and uncertainty of Brexit’s potential impact on a largely booming business. The British music...
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Country profile – China 2016

This country profile is on China where piracy and low ARPU might be a concern but where streaming subscriptions are slowly growing and live concert streaming look set to (slowly) offer a catalyst for change.  
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Country profile – Argentina 2016

Argentina’s rate of inflation is so erratic that it gives a very skewed reading of what is and isn’t happening in the territory in terms of the persistence of physical and the growth of digital. We look to bring some...
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Country profile – Belgium 2016

Belgium is a market that is growing but also one that is suffering from a lack of localisation by digital services. Rather than be seen as an “outpost” of the Netherlands, now is the time for streaming services to start...
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Country profile – Nigeria 2016

This country profile is on Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. For a market that is not written about much by the international media, there are a lot of exciting things happening here. Sony Music is investing heavily...
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Country profile – UK 2016

This country profile is on the UK where the pain of the “value gap” (accelerated by YouTube) is being sharply felt. The BPI is predicting that streaming will go truly mainstream this year but until the industry can properly...
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Country profile – Germany 2016

This country profile is on Germany, the third largest recorded music market globally. It’s a country that continues to buy a lot of CDs, yet it still has an encouragingly diverse streaming sector. The value of its market...
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Country profile – Mexico 2016

This country profile is on Mexico where the recorded music market grew 14.4% in 2015. Streaming is marching towards triumph and Spotify is benefitting the most as the country is now its third largest market in terms of active...
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Country profile – Netherlands 2016

The Netherlands is, in many ways, the perfect market – combining growing digital revenues with strong physical sales. We look at how they’ve managed it and how much longer this “best of both worlds” scenario can...
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Country profile – Norway 2016

Norway is one of the bright lights of the streaming revolution, but issues around YouTube and the value gap as well as the shift to digital radio (and the killing of FM broadcast) could pull the rug out from under streaming’s...
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