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Streaming for the first time greater than cd sales

Paid music streaming services such as Apple’s music, Deezer and Spotify in the first half of 2017 the cd purchases are final surpassed. That is according to figures from the Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA), the koepelfederatie of professional associations of film distributors, publishers of interactive software and games, music producers and videodistributeurs in Belgium.

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Premium streaming remains in the first half of 2017 in Belgium continue to grow with more than 40 percent to a turnover of 25.3 million euro. It sticks with that the cd purchases are final over, which still account for a turnover of 21 million euros, that is the. Along with downloads, that is almost 7 million euro turnover in the first half of the year, represent the digital now sell more than half, i.e. 56 percent of all muziekverkopen, while the trend last year, conversely, was and cd, vinyl and dvd together for more than 50 percent represented.

While cd and dvd sales continue to plummet, growing the vinyls (pvc) market, with 26.4 percent, to be exact. With 3.63 million euro, nearly 6 percent of the muziekverkopen vinyl records. In total, signs the music industry for the first half of 2017 an increase of nearly 6 percent, thanks to the growth of premium streaming.

Local artists today are stronger represented in the physical sales than through streaming. International artists, hip-hop and electronic music score better on streaming services. “In other countries, we see that local artists, score better if streaming services a local portal. That is, in Belgium, only for Apple Music and Deezer is the case. It is also important for the local music industry that all of the streaming services are investing in their Belgian activities’, explains Olivier Maeterlinck, director of BEA.

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