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Most popular portals for downloading music in Germany 2021

Ranking of the most popular commercial portals for downloading music based in usage in Germany from 2019 to 2021

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Release date

November 2021



Survey time period

2019 to 2021

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

*No longer included from 2017 onwards.
** Category first included in 2018.

Information on base:
German-speaking population age 14 and older

Information on random sample:
2019: 23,120 respondents, projected base of 70.60 million people
2020: 23,138 respondents, projected base of 70.63 million people
2021: 22,563 respondents, projected base of 70.54 million people They refer to the following studies: 2019: VuMA 2020; 2020: VuMA 2021; 2021: VuMA 2022.
You can find further information on the methodology here.

Multiple answers were possible. Hence, percentage points may exceed 100 percent.
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which commercial platforms have you used for paid music downloads?"
(Original German question: "Und von welchen kommerziellen Portalen haben Sie kostenpflichtige Musik heruntergeladen?")

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