Thursday, 20 March 2014

2014 IFPI Digital Music Report: An overview

It's that time of year again. It's like a mini-Christmas for me.

Yup, The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have published their Digital Music Report today which you can download here.

It builds on the optimism of the 2013 report, boasting of the general state of the digital music sector where IFPI claims 39% of industry revenues now come from digital sources. It's not all digital however. IFPI note that physical formats account for over 50% of all global revenues.

It also includes a spotlight on particular artists including Daft Punk, covering much of the ground outlined in my contribution to IFPI's now seemingly DA FUNKED 'Views' section which you can access here. There's a good breakdown on different regions globally which is well put together and perhaps the highlight of the report.

More specific to music piracy, the report builds on the conclusions of last year that Google must do more (received over 100 million takedown notices to date) and cite streaming services as converting pirates to legitimate services (with a particular emphasis on Sweden). The report also concludes that blocking is an effective measure to tackle piracy.

The report ends, traditionally, with a comprehensive list of digital music services globally. Now with a list of around 450, there's plenty to choose from.

Get stuck into the report for yourself and see what tickles your fancy.

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