Global Music Report

Published in April 2018, IFPI’s Global Music Report contains two sections:

  • State of the Industry
    An overview of developments in the recorded music sector in 2017, a look at the rise in streaming and the industry’s priorities. Find out more about this part of the report and download this section here
  • Data and analysis
    In-depth data for the recorded music market at national, regional and global level, including detailed national data for over 50 markets. This section replaces the ‘Recording Industry in Numbers’ annual publication.

More information

The full report, containing both sections, is available free for members or can be purchased via the webshop where readers can also find the full contents list and sample data. For more information about the report, click here.


Other resources from IFPI and IFPI partners

  • Information for parents/teachers

    Helping parents and teachers ensure that young people enjoy music legally.

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  • ISRC

    An international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. ISRC provides the means to automatically identify recordings for royalty payments.

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  • GRid

    GRid provides a system for the unique identification of “Releases” of music over electronic networks, so that they can be managed efficiently.

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  • Digital File Check

    Digital File Check is a free, easy to use software designed to help people enjoy music and entertainment safely and legally.

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  • The Greatest Showman soundtrack named best-selling album of 2018

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  • Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) named best-selling single of 2018

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Pro Music

  • All you need to know about music online

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