Gemäss Music Industry News Network sind die die Download-Verkäufe in Deutschland letztes Jahr um 40 bis 42 Millionen Euro angestiegen, machen aber immer noch nur 5% des Gesamt-Umsatzes aus. Das Internet ist zum zweitwichtigsten Verkaufskanal für CDs aufgestiegen. Und immer noch kommen auf einen legalen Download 14 illegale!
The internet is advancing to become one of the most important sources of optimism in the music industry in Germany. Download sales in 2006 rose by 40% to 42 million euro and sales of CDs over the internet are becoming ever more important.
With a 17.9% share (16.8% in 2005) of sales, the web is now the second most important distribution channel after electrical stores with 30% (30.8% in 2005). Since the download market has not yet been able to compensate for the decrease in sales of traditional sound carriers, record sales overall decreased slightly compared with the previous year by 2.4% to 1.706 billion euro. The CD (albums and singles) remains the principal source of sales at 85%, followed by music videos at 9%. Downloads and mobile sales combined made up for 5% of sales.
The growing importance of German-language music is also a positive element in the German charts. In 2006 for example, the charts share of German-language albums increased from 35.3% in 2005 to 38.1%; in 2000 the share was a mere 19.5%. The figures look even better when it comes to the singles charts, where German-language recordings again trumped the international competition with a 53.2% share.
Even though it was possible to combat internet piracy and push down the number of illegal music downloads from 412 million in 2005 to 384 million in 2006, these figures still represent one legal download to 14 illegal ones. The number of private copies remains about the same. One in two Germans above the age of ten burns CDs or DVDs. Since figures were first analysed in 1999 the number of people burning CDs or DVDs has increased almost fourfold from 7.9 million to 31.4 million.
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Be wary – the music industry is full of unqualified people in temporary positions making permanent decisions about your career…
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