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Chartmetric releases their trends analysis for the first half of 2020

Music analytics service Chartmetric has released their semi-annual report on music industry trends, and is reflecting on one of the most turbulent periods in the industry’s recent history. TikTok, of course, looms large...
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Country Profile – China 2020

A lack of reliable figures makes China a difficult music market to understand. Even so, its digital potential is vast.
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Country Profile – Singapore 2020

Singapore’s digital music business is small but – relatively – thriving, with a large number of streaming services, a strong tech scene and a high conversion rate from free to premium streaming.
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Country Profile – Mexico 2020

In a fast-growing region for recorded music income, Mexico has continued to shine, its impressive annual results showing continued growth and impressive numbers.
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BPI and ERA to host insights session on children and music

News that British industry bodies the BPI and ERA are hosting a ‘New Kids On The Block’ livestreamed event later this month may raise eyebrows, but sorry, it’s not the famous man-band. ‘New Kids on...
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Country Profile – Israel 2020

Israel offers unique challenges and unique opportunities to the global music business – a relatively small country with a strong tech culture, where music streaming has, perhaps, yet to really catch on
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Danish study reveals music piracy has fallen in last two years

In 2019, we wrote about a couple of piracy reports (here and here) that offered good news for the music industry: sharp declines in music piracy over the previous year. Now there’s another one for the list: a report...
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Country Profile – Finland 2020

Finland’s digital music industry is in relatively good health after years of steady growth, although it lags behind its Nordic neighbours in terms of premium music subscribers.
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Country Profile – Sweden 2020

The global music industry may be watching Sweden closely to see when the streaming pioneer will plateau, but the signs, pre-COVID anyway, indicates that Spotify’s home country still has potential for further growth.
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Midia warns recorded music recovery depends on wider economy

Last month, we reported on research published by Goldman Sachs predicting that global music industry revenues would drop by 25% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those figures included a 75% plummet for live music...
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Country Profile – Colombia 2020

Colombia’s music industry has gone from strength to digital strength, giving some hope that it may come out of the global pandemic in relatively healthy shape.
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Goldman Sachs: ‘Global music revenue will drop by 25% in 2020’

Nobody can know exactly what the overall financial impact of Covid-19 will be on the music industry in 2020, but that isn’t stopping analysts from guessing. Goldman Sachs made its prediction last week, and it’s...