A group of German music-industry bodies, including BVMI and GEMA, have published research into music habits in Germany commissioned from the University of Hamburg.

Billboard has the details: including the finding that 26% of respondents are using paid streaming services, in a market that historically clung to physical formats longer than many other countries. That said, the study also suggests that Germans are more willing to buy music than a year ago, rather than less: 4% more willing to buy physical albums and 12% more willing to buy digital downloads. That latter stat may provoke some head-scratching, given the global trend for download sales to decline the fastest in recent times. The survey also asked people whether they own a smart speaker, and 14% of respondents said that they do.

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