country profile

Country Profile – UAE 2019

As the business hub of the Middle East and North Africa, the UAE belies its geographical size. In the case of the music industry, global streaming services have joined record companies in mining its significant potential

Country Profile – Russia 2019

A significant 8m jump in users of streaming services in Russia in a single year illustrates how those platforms are engaging music consumers, while on social media, vKontakte’s vast popularity is helping to fuel the growth

Country Profile – Netherlands 2019

Homegrown acts and local hip-hop artists have driven a surge in streaming in the Netherlands over the past four years. There are signs this trend is slowing but industry figures are positive there’s room for more growth

Country Profile – Spain 2019

After a blockbuster first half of the year, the Spanish music industry saw an unlikely spike in CD sales. While that might be a temporary blip, overall growth was at 27% and the news from Spain is hugely positive

Country Profile – Australia 2019

Four years of growth, combined with a strong established industry with room for further expansion has put the Australian recorded music business into a new optimistic mindset

Country Profile – Chile 2019

Chile is South America’s leader in digital and telecommunications infrastructure and as such the country is blazing a trail for streaming in the region’s music industry with revenues up by 38%

Country Profile – Philippines 2019

The Philippines, like many individual markets in Southeast Asia, is something of an enigma as far as the Western music industry is concerned. However, a promising digital market is being fueled by a young population

Country Profile – Mexico 2019

Mexico has turned its world upside down in an unlikely situation where music is driving smartphone adoption rather than the other way around. And it’s all helping to send recorded music revenue to new heights.

Country Profile – Canada 2019

YouTube boasts immense strength in Canada but it is partly responsible for the slow adoption of subscription streaming as the country’s music industry aims to improve the revenue disparity for Canadian creators

Country Profile – Japan 2019

Almost 20m people in Japan subscribed to a music streaming service at the end of 2018 – with both free and paid subscriber numbers set to rise further over the next few years as streaming revenues remain healthy

Country Profile – Norway 2019

The Norwegian recorded music industry has settled into the contented groove of a mature digital market with price rises for some streaming services having little impact on revenue or subscriber numbers

Country Profile – Poland 2019

Much as in the rest of the world streaming income has been on the rise in Poland. But this has not – for the moment – come at the expense of physical sales with Poland 32% up on physical product in Q1 2019