Digital and streaming boost H1 for the Netherlands

Netherlands NVPI canvasThe Netherlands posted revenue growth for its music industry in the first six months of the year. Trade group NVPI reported that the overall market increased 23.2% from the same period last year to 72.3 million euros. Digital sources grew 41.1% to 44 million euros, and digital now has a market share of 61.5%.

Within that digital umbrella, downloads actually dropped 13.2% to revenue of 4.5 million euros. The growth in digital came from streaming, which rose 52% on-year to 40 million euros.

The results echo those from other European nations for the H1 period. Sweden, Belgium, and Spain have all released mid-year reports with positive numbers for both streaming and the overall market.

Anna Washenko