Streaming now earns more than downloads for third of EU indies

New research from independent global music rights group Merlin shows that 30% of European indies generated more income from streaming than downloads in 2012.

Marking its fifth anniversary of operation, Merlin, has published results of a member survey that shows 92% of respondents saw streaming and subscription revenues grow between 2011 and 2012, with a third enjoying increases of more than 100%. 

Streaming now accounts for the majority of digital revenues for nearly a quarter (24%) of respondents across the ...

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