BMG doubles singles market share in Germany

BMG was 2014’s most successful music publisher of singles in Germany, according to new Gfk Entertainment figures. It took a market share of 18.05% across the year’s official German Top 100 singles chart.

That’s more than double the 7.7% singles market share BMG scored in 2013.

Germany is the third biggest music market in the world after the US and Japan.

BMG’s artists and writers held 11 Top Five singles chart positions in 2014, including five No.1 hits.

German repertoire accounted for almost 60% share of the Top 100 singles chart.

BMG’s singles chart successes included Andreas Bourani and co-writer Tom Olbrich: the World Cup anthem ‘Auf Uns’ charted in 2014 at Number One, stayed eight weeks in the Top 5 and 35 weeks in the charts, with over 600,000 sold units (double platinum).

BMG Managing Director GSA Maik Pallasch (pictured) said: “This milestone is a reflection first and foremost of the success and creativity of our artists and writers. We thank them for their artistry and belief.”

BMG-CEO Hartwig Masuch: “To achieve market leadership from a standing start in just six years is unprecedented. Maik and his team have impressively demonstrated that BMG can compete with even the biggest and most-established industry players.”Music Business Worldwide

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