Revenues from digital streaming grew by 79.4% in the first half of 2012. Revenues from digital downloads decreased by 14% and physical sales by 2.2%. Overall, music sales increased by 30.1% in Sweden. That’s good news for the music industry.
However, these figures do not apply to all countries yet. Globally, revenues from digital music sales are 30%. The Netherlands is lagging behind: revenues from online music are only 15%. This appears from a research report from the Dutch Ministery of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.