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Country profile – Spain 2016

This country profile is on Spain that was, just seven years ago, close to being dismissed as a lost cause. Free is the reality in the market but, with the move from downloads to streaming, this is proving a lifeline rather...
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Country profile – Malaysia 2016

This country profile is on Malaysia where the market is still in decline and piracy is still getting the blame. But to understand what is really going on there, one has to understand the complex local economy. While there...
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Country profile – Switzerland 2016

This country profile is on Switzerland, an incredibly rich nation but one where selling music has been an uphill struggle. Streaming is helping to turn this around, however, with this year already shaping up to be a positive...
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Country profile – USA in 2016

This country profile is on the US, the epicentre of the global music industry. Streaming is rising and downloads are declining, but the full picture of what is happening there (and the impact Apple Music’s launch and Rdio’s...
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Country profile – Sweden 2016

This country profile focuses on Sweden where, after a slight dip in 2014, growth was recorded again in 2015. Streaming is still rising there but, as one of the most developed markets, due in no small part to Spotify’s...
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Country profile – Peru 2016

This country profile is on Peru which has, in the past six years, seen impressively sharp growth – but that has now started to slow down. While Spotify is having an impact (helped by it being first in the market), Apple...
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Country profile – Thailand 2016

This country profile is on Thailand where mobile is the biggest driver but slow mobile network speeds have been seen as a barrier to subscription services taking off properly. YouTube is, however, proving its worth as a...
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Country Profile – Japan 2016

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Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit

Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
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Country Profile – Italy 2016

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Country Profile – India 2016

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Country Profile – Belgium 2016