Italy’s recorded music market leaps up 22% in first half of 2015

The income of the Italian recorded music market jumped up 22% in the first half of 2015, according to new figures published by Deloitte.

The total revenues of the region stood at €65.55m, compared to €53.61m in H1 2014.

A strong release schedule by local pop artists helped lift the total physical market by 22% to €37.3 million.


Vinyl sales also continued to climb, up 72% to €2.39m.

Meanwhile, digital revenues increased 37% to €21.18m, with download sales up by 6% to €10.82m.

The format everyone’s got their eye on, streaming, increased its year-on-year H1 income by 37%, up to €17.36m.

Streaming now accounts for 26% of the total recorded music market in Italy.

Digital music now accounts for 43% of the overall market and is worth €28.1m in total.


[Pictured: Hozier, whose Take Me To Church was the No.1 single in Italy in the first five weeks of the year. Local artists have held the No.1 single in the past seven weeks on the FIMI chart]Music Business Worldwide

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