US recorded music gets some mojo

26 February 2013

The US recorded music market (at retail level) touched bottom in 2012 on strong digital sales and adoption of digital subscription services, and will grow in 2013 The industry’s licensing revenues in 2012 were also boosted by much higher performance revenues collected by SoundExchange from digital radio services such as webcaster Pandora and satellite provider Sirius XM The margin enhancing effect of an improved sales mix as the physical to digital transition proceeds to a licensing model is mirrored in the results of Warner Music Group, which also includes a music publishing segment

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