Music genre share of music industry revenue in Germany 2019

International pop and rock music segments had the highest revenue shares with roughly 25.8 and 19.7 percent respectively. Hip hop was another noticeable revenue generator, but the same can’t be said for traditional German folk music.

Face the music

Musical sales revenue in Germany (from both physical and digital sales) has been in decline for the last 15 years. Physical sales especially have suffered after the widespread rise of music streaming services not just in Germany, but across Europe. In 2019, musical sales revenue amounted to 1.62 billion euros. In terms of genres, by comparison some provoked interest among smaller amounts of the population, for example classical or the aforementioned German folk and brass music. The most popular music genres among German listeners were rock and pop, oldies and evergreens, and then German Schlager – a type of traditional German pop music.

Streaming revenue

Music streaming revenue in Germany is predicted to grow towards the 2020sk, if at a gradual pace, while the opposite is expected of music downloads. By 2020, music streaming revenue is forecast to amount to 637.4 million U.S. dollars.

Music genre share of total music industry revenue in Germany in 2019

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Release date

February 2020



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Special properties

revenue refers to consumer prices incl. VAT; physical and digital; genre allocation according to Phononet product registration

Supplementary notes

* Incl. German rock, English rock, heavy metal, punk, Austro rock.
** Incl. crossover classic.

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