Full stream ahead: Music Week's analysis of the Q2 figures

Murray Stassen

Streaming confirmed its position as the market’s dominant format in the second quarter of 2016, growing an extraordinary 79.5% year-on-year, from over 6 billion streams in Q2 2015 to over 11bn in Q2 2016.

The format accounted for 39.1% of the whole market in Q2 16 and was a driving factor in the 5% year-on-year growth of overall music consumption, based on the Album Equivalent Sales metric, according to BPI analysis of Official Charts Company data.

“While it’s been a ...

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