country profile

Country Profile – Spain 2018

After a “dark period” of decline from 2002–13, Spain’s music revenues have climbed over the last four years. But the question now is whether the market has started to plateau in the face of the usual obstacles

Country Profile – Nigeria 2018

With booming internet usage but a pitiful per-head spend on music, Nigeria is a hugely complicated market. Total spend on music is increasing yet streaming revenue is trivial and income still largely reliant on mobile

Country Profile – Mexico 2018

Mexico has transformed into one of the world’s most sophisticated digital music markets over the last five years, enjoying its fourth successive year of growth with streaming now the principle source of industry income

Country Profile – Philippines 2018

The Philippines is a digital contradiction – social media use is rife but that’s on the backbone of poor digital infrastructure while music-streaming usage is on a par with Sweden yet per-capita music income is low. But...

Country Profile – Chile 2018

Chile’s recorded music industry reported its fourth straight year of double-digit growth last year with the country’s high level of mobile-phone penetration playing a key role

Country Profile – Indonesia 2018

A diverse industry with plenty of potential, much of the Indonesian music market is fuelled by… Kentucky Fried Chicken!

Country Profile – Canada 2018

Propelled along by a steady growth in audio streaming, Canada’s music industry is enjoying a strong second half to the decade… though it has one eye on improving its standing in the YouTube-dominated VOD sector

Country Profile – Israel 2018

It’s a dive into the unknown to examine a recorded muisc market that has neither sales charts nor official stats; for all that, Israel is embracing international streaming services and is “on a good path”, say insiders

Country Profile – Japan 2018

It’s the second largest music market on the planet but should the world be worried about Japan after a 3% fall in revenue and suggestions of a slowing in both streaming and digital growth?

Country Profile – Norway 2018

Norway is a booming market where a concerted effort is under way to keep its most promising artists within local hands. Total sales of recorded music in Norway were up 3.7% year-on-year in 2017, its third annual rise

Country Profile – USA 2018

Where is continued growth in the American marketplace likely to stem from? Many observers think there is still potential for a considerable rise in streaming subscriptions following an increase in 2017

Country Profile – Brazil 2018

2017 was an encouraging year for Brazil, with adoption of streaming on mobile becoming increasingly popular as telecom providers began to offer more flexible plans and better payment solutions