Me - in the world
I am 56 year old man, born in Schaumburg-Lippe, West Germany, in 1962. From a historical view I am in an extremely remarkable and extraordinary position. An estimated 98 percent of this world’s population never had been and for a long period of time (or probably never) will be in such a remarkable position.
- I grew up in a middle class family
- I grew up in a rich country
- I had every chance for a good and free education in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s
- I had a choice to work in a job I loved and was never unemployed
- I never had to fight in a war
- I grew up in a country with some (not all) responsible media
- I had the chance to travel the world and make friendships all over the world
- I had the chance to organize my private life without restrictions
- I am still alive, because I was born into a rich country with doctors who saved my life three times after heart attacks
- I have to be humble for that, and I am
Bayern Munich, which is a football club in the South of Germany, has just announced that 23 year old defender Lucas Hernandez from France will play for them in the next season. Munich pays 80 Million Euro to his actual club Atletico Madrid for the rights. In the year 2000 there was a similar transfer, when Bayern got the 23 year old French Defender Willy Sagnol from Monaco. They paid 7.7 Million Euro for him. That is an increase of 938%.
In 1999 the TV-Rights for German Bundesliga did cost 255 Million Euro, for the period from 2017 to 2020 the TV-Stations paid 1,16 Billion Euro per year. That is an increase of 338%.
With the Football Word Cup in the year 2002 FIFA - the world football organization - made revenues of 887 Million Dollar, with the World Cup 2018 in Russia 6.5 Billion Dollar. That is an increase of 650%.
The international music market made revenues of 25.2 Billion US-Dollar in the year 1999. In 2011 revenues worldwide went down to 15 Billion US-Dollar. The revenues are now increasing again, but are still far away from 1999. For 2018 the revenues were 19.1 Billion Dollars. That is still a loss of 32% compared to 1999.
The increase is based on Streaming only. The revenues from Streaming increased by 34% from 2018 to 2017, with 255 Million paid users of streaming services now. Streaming made 47% of all revenues in the Industry. The revenues on phyical products declined by 10.1%, the revenues by downloads declined by 21.1%.
Latin America was the fastest-growing region (+16.8%) with Brazil (+15.4%) and Mexico (+14.7%) growing strongly. The Asia and Australasia region (+11.7%) grew to become the second-largest region for combined physical and digital revenue, with especially strong growth in South Korea (+17.9%).
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Created with images by Chris Lawton - "untitled image" • geralt - "human observer exhibition" • Kelly Sikkema - "untitled image" • TheDigitalArtist - "brexit europe britain" • geralt - "personal network smartphone" • Mediamodifier - "eu flag brexit europe" • Hans - "cathedral square ulm human" • ahundt - "stadium football london" • KelvinStuttard - "linesman official liner" • Julius_Silver - "hamburg port of hamburg container ship" • Viktor Forgacs - "untitled image" • fantareis - "beggars homeless street child" • Helena Lopes - "untitled image"