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BVMI Half Year Report 2018: Audio streaming overtakes the CD

In the first half of 2018, audio streaming (+35.2 percent) overtook the CD and is now - as in other markets - the largest revenue segment with a market share of 47.8 percent. Since the end of the 1980s, i.e. for almost 30 years, the so-called silver disc had been the dominant music format. Downloads also continued to decline (-23.4 percent) and now have a market share of only 8.5 percent. For the first time since 2006, the record also recorded losses, which with a minus of 13.3 percent currently contributes 4.4 percent to total sales.

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