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The Recorded Music Market in Germany, 2003-2014

The recently published figures of the recorded music market in Germany show a picture of stability. Compared to 2013, the recorded music sales increased by 1.8 percent to EUR 1.48bn as reported by IFPI Germany (Bundesverband Musikindustrie – BVMI) in the latest Yearbook on the Recorded Music Industry in Germany (Jahrbuch zur Musikindustrie in Deutschland). The still fast growing revenues from the music streaming business are the main reason for the modest overall sales growth of 1.8 percent. The revenues from music subscription rose by 77.0 percent to EUR 108.0m compared to 2013. In the same period, however, long-play download sales (mainly digital album sales) declined for the first time – by1.4 percent to EUR 145.0m. The single track download sales again decreased – after a sales decline of 4.6 percent in 2013 – by 7.4 percent to EUR 100.0m. The physical music sales are still declining by 1.7 percent in 2014. Nevertheless physical sales are still dominant on the German recorded music market with share of 74.9 percent (without revenues from neighbouring rights collecting society GVL and from synchronisation). The CD is still the most important audio format of the recorded music market in Germany with sales of EUR 985.0m and a market share of 66.7 percent.

The details of the development of the recorded music market in Germany from 2003-2014 are highlighted in the following analysis.

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Introducing our guests: Florian Drücke, CEO of IFPI Germany

The 5th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from Oct 1-3, 2014.  A mixed group of music business professionals and music business researcher will highlight the question on “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” from different perspectives. All conference guest that will present/discuss on Oct 2, 2014 in Joseph Haydn-Hall will be introduced in a short blog series.

BVMI_Florian_Druecke_2014_hoch_2_c_Markus_NassFlorian Drücke (Foto credit: Markus Nass), CEO of IFPI Germany, will discuss “How to Monetize Music in the Digital Age” with Keith Harris (PPL and manager of Stevie Wonder), Marc Marot (CEO of Crown Talent & Media Group) and Andy Chen (CEO of ASPIRO that owns WiMP music streaming service) in Joseph Haydn-Hall on Oct 2, 2014 from 16:00-17:30.

Florian Drücke studied law in Berlin and Toulon and finished his law studies in France with the Maîtrise degree. In 2004, he earned his doctorate with a dissertation on competition law, comparing French and German law. After his legal training which he spent, inter alia, at the Berlin Senate Chancellery, at a law firm in Aix-en-Provence and at an international law firm that specializes in media law the lawyer became Legal Counsel at Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. (ifpi Germany) in January 2006. In 2008, he took charge of the legal department and the political lobbying as Head of Legal & Policy. Since November 2010 Florian Drücke is Managing Director of Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Florian Drücke is a member of the Board of Directors of the German National Library and of the Advisory Boards of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Reeperbahn Festival. He testified as an expert in different Committees of the German Bundestag as well as before the Federal Constitutional Court.




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