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WIN Global Chart Report 2016

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[protected]You can download the full WIN Report here. [/protected]Introduction from WIN:

Welcome to the WIN Global Chart Report 2016. This survey sets out information on how the music charts work in all key markets around the world.

Information was gathered from WIN associations in each country, and draws on findings from the WINTEL report, IFPI’s 2015 RIN and where possible, guidance and locally published information.

A range of different methodologies are used around the world to compile charts. There are similarities in some geographic areas, and some countries reported that their chart compilation companies are in the process of changing their methodologies to reflect, to varying degrees, the system in place in the UK. This is mainly to take account of changes in consumption patterns, including the shift from ownership (retail) to access (streaming).

This report deals with the ‘official’ charts in each country. It should be noted that other charts exist (eg Shazam) which offer alternative charts based on alternative consumption patterns and methodologies.


About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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