Biz news: Classical streaming is up 88 percent

The German music industry reports a huge rise in classical streaming – 88% – and a 16% fall in classical downloads during the first half of this year.

It’s not clear from the data released is this is just paid-for streaming or all sorts. Read here.

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  • These percentages are completely meaningless without the actual figures underlying them, and what the measures are. How do you meaure streaming/downloads? In tracks, albums, hours or Euros?
    Example: last year’s number 100, this year’s number 188, an increase of 88%.
    Last year’s number 120000, this year’s number 1000800, a decrease of 12%.

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