Warner gains, Sony holds, Universal falls in US 2016 market shares


Universal Music saw its distribution share of the US recorded music market fall last year – while still managing to claim more than 35% of consumption across all formats. According to MBW estimates, this represented a year-on-year fall in Universal’s overall share (again, by volume – not value) of 2.3%. That was largely by virtue of a major gain for Warner Music Group, whose share of the combined streams/tracks/albums market jumped by 2.5% up to 20.9%. read more at musicbusinessworldwide.com

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