IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has released the Music Listening 2019 report, which examines the way in which music consumers aged 16 to 64 engage with recorded music across 21 countries.
“This year’s report tells an exciting story of how fans are increasingly engaging with music,” commented Frances Moore, Chief Executive of IFPI. “At a time when multiple forms of media vie for fans’ attention, they are not only choosing to spend more of their time listening to – and engaging with – music but they are doing so in increasingly diverse ways.”
“The enduring partnership between record companies and artists is the bedrock on which this growing, exciting global world of passionate music listeners is built. Record companies work with their artists to help connect them with fans around the world.
“The report also highlights that the availability of music through unlicensed methods, or copyright infringement, remains a real threat to the music ecosystem. Practices such as stream ripping are still prevalent and return nothing to those who create and invest in music. We continue to coordinate world-wide action to address this.”