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Music industry statistics
Where can I find data on the music/recording industry?


Recording Industry Association of America: Key Statistics
Statistical summaries on U.S. and worldwide record sales, and consumers of recorded music, marketing reports, and consumer trends.

Music Market Statistics
From the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Overview of world retail sales of recorded music (audio and video). Provides sector analysis of music video market including key developments in DVD marketing, and DVD player penetration.

Data and analysis covering many aspects of music and digital music, including industry revenue, top selling musicians, album downloads, employment within the industry and consumer spend. See the Statista dossiers for an in-depth look at music and digital music in the United States. 

Highlights newsletter: Entertainment & Media
Sign up for the bi-weekly industry focused newsletter published by Baker Library staff. 

Recording Industry in Numbers
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Trend data over several years for over 70 music markets. Features video sales and company market shares. Top-selling albums worldwide, music sales ranking by value and volume, and a world overview.