Spain has seen another boost in its fight against piracy as music sales look set to rise for the third year in a row, up 4% year-on-year during the first half of 2016.
The country has been hit badly by copyright infringement over the last decade and a half, with annual recorded music revenues dropping by a shocking 80.2% between 2001 and 2013, down from €626.1m to €123.7m.
However, streaming has started to slowly reverse that decline in recent years.
In 2014, Spain’s music market rose 11%, recording a total spend across physical, download and streaming of €149.9 million.
In 2015, Spanish music fans spent €160.2 million ($180.4m) across physical, download and streaming in 2015 – up 7% on 2014’s total.