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IMLAS produces a range of resources and reports providing data and analysis on the current state of the global recording industry, the way we engage with music and the role and value of record labels.

In addition to the resources featured below, IFPI offers some further materials and resources available only to members and National Groups – please get in touch for further details.

Resources & Reports


Powering the Music Ecosystem


A poster and microsite outlining the leading role record companies play in investing in and supporting artists and their music, and the broad range of ways they support artists’ careers.



The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) enables recordings to be uniquely and permanently identified.



An online directory of licensed digital music services across the world, divided by country and service type.



GRid provides a system for the unique identification of “Releases” of music over electronic networks, so that they can be managed efficiently.


Global Music Report


A free-to-download overview of the global recording industry in 2020 including topline data, developments in the industry and artist case studies.

Engaging with Music 2021


Engaging with Music looks at the ways people are connecting with music around the world. The report and its findings are based on IFPI survey data of 43,000 people across 21 countries, making it the largest study of its kind.

Music Listening 2019


A report exploring music listeners’ habits in 2019 looking at streaming, devices, top genres and more.

Global Music Report (Premium)


The full Global Music Report including the premium ‘Data and Analysis’ section. Containing granular data for over 50 markets and indepth analysis across regions and formats. Free on request for IFPI members and available to purchase for non-members.

The Economic Impact of Music in Europe.


The Economic Impact of Music in Europe is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of music’s vital contribution to the economies of the European Union and the UK

The Mastering of a Music City.


A report published by Music Canada and IFPI which looks at how a vibrant music economy can generate a wide array of benefits for cities, from economic growth, job creation, and increased spending to greater tax revenues and cultural development.

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