A Deep Analysis Of Global Copyright Value Offers Suprising News

What is the entire music industry actually worth?

Such a seemingly simple question went without an answer for years until Will Page, Spotify's Director of Economics, previously published a landmark analysis via Music Business Worldwide.

Now Page is back to present his latest analysis covering the calendar year 2016, which you can read right here.

The reason this number-crunching takes time to emerge is exactly what differentiates it from any other work: Page brings together complex revenue sources for all rights-holders in the relevant year – from labels to publishers and collective management organisations (CMOs).

The headline stat: in 2016, the combined publishing and recorded music industry grew by US$1.5B, up significantly on the sub-billion-dollar rise seen in the prior year... (MBW)

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