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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 – 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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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...