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2014 NIELSEN MUSIC CANADA REPORT* * * * *Vinyl Albums Post Biggest Overall Sales Total in the SoundScan Era****Digital Albums Account for Nearly 40% Total Album Sales****Streaming totals surpass 6 Billion in last six months of 2014Nielsen, the music industry's leading data information provider today released the 2014 Canada Music Year-End Reportfor the 12-month period of December 30, 2013 through December 28, 2014.2014 showed the continued shift to digital markets, with Digital albums now accounting for nearly 40% of all album salesand streaming activity surpassing 6 Billion song streams in the final six months of the year. Another bright spot for theindustry is the continued resurgence of Vinyl LPs, which posted the biggest sales total in the SoundScan Era with over400,000 units."With strong demand in digital streaming and record-setting growth in Vinyl, we continue to see music fans showing theirdiversity in the way they consume music.” says David Bakula, SVP Industry Insights, Nielsen Entertainment. “With over 6Billion songs streamed in just the last six months of 2014, as well as new services launching this year, music fans continueto enjoy huge amounts of digital music.”Nielsen provides music research and monitoring services for the entertainment industry. Nielsen’s airplay, salesand streaming data represents music consumers of all ethnicities and languages, and is featured weekly inBillboard’s charts, and is widely cited as the standard for music measurement.TOTAL ALBUM SALESOVERALL ALBUM TEA SALES(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)(INCLUDES CD, LP, DIGITAL ALBUMS – IN MILLIONS)(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)(ALL ALBUMS & TRACK EQUIVALENT ALBUMS -10:1- IN MILLIONS)20142013 % CHG.20142013% Chg.Total -7%-5% 71%DIGITAL TRACK SALES(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014- IN MILLIONS)UNITS SOLD2014101.7Total Units37.940.9-7%HOLIDAY SEASON ALBUM SALES (11/03/14 – 12/28/14)2013% Chg.116.1-12%(PHYSICAL & DIGITAL ALBUM SALES DURING HOLIDAY SEASON IN MILLIONS)UNITS SOLD20142013% Chg.6.87.2-6%PAGE 1

2014 GENRE ALBUM SALES REPORTCURRENT VS. CATALOGUE ALBUM SALES(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014– IN THOUSANDS)(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014: IN MILLIONS)CATALOG DEFINED AS ALBUMS OLDER THAN 2 34,2676165612,6162,1371,698% 3%Overall AlbumsCurrentCatalogue201416.111.7201317.911.4% Chg.-10%3%Physical CDs:CurrentCatalogue20149.66.9201311.06.7% Chg.-13%3%Digital Albums:20142013% Chg.6.34.66.84.6-8%1%(Note: Titles may appear in more than one genre.)CurrentCatalogueTOTAL STREAMING ACTIVITY(July 2014-December 2014)Total StreamsTotal Video StreamsTotal Audio Streams6,305,784,0005,380,768,000925,016,000TOP 10 AUDIO ON-DEMAND STREAMINGTOP 10 VIDEO ON-DEMAND STREAMING(July 2014-December 2014)(July 2014-December 2014)Title/Artist12345678910Take Me To Church / HozierHabits (Stay High) / Tove LoStay With Me / Sam SmithChandelier / SiaAnimals / Maroon 5I’m Not The Only One / Sam SmithAll About That Bass / Meghan TrainorThinking Out Loud / Ed SheeranBang Bang / Jessie J, Ariana Grande &Nicki MinajBlame / Valvin Harris ft. John NewmanStreams 01.0Streams 78Shake It Off / Taylor SwiftAll About That Bass / Meghan TrainorAnaconda / Nicki MinajFancy / Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCXChandelier / SiaHappy / Pharrell WilliamsGangnam Style / PSYProblem / Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea9All Of Me / John Legend12.410Dark Horse / Katy Perry11.72014 STREAMING AND TRACK DOWNLOADS SHARE BY GENRE(July, 2014 – December, 2014)PopRockR&B/Hip-HopDance/Electronic spelClassicalComedyChildrenJazzTotal 7%1.1%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%Video 8%1.1%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%Audio E 2

BILLBOARD’S TOP CHARTS OF 2014COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSICBILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMSBILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 SELLING ARTISTS(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)(Based on Album sales from 12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)12345678910Title/Artist1989 / Taylor SwiftFrozen / SoundtrackIn The Lonely Hour / Sam SmithX / Ed SheeranGhost Stories / ColdplayPure Heroine / LordeWhere I Belong / Bobby BaziniSerge Fiori / Serge FioriFour / One DirectionThe Endless River / Pink FloydUnits 00099,00098,00089,00012345678910BILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 SELLING DIGITAL TRACKS12345678910Happy / Pharrell WilliamsAll Of Me / John LegendAll About That Bass / Meghan TrainorDark Horse / Katy PerryStay With Me / Sam hake It Off / Taylor SwiftCounting Stars / OneRepublicTimber / Pitbull feat. Ke haSay Something / A Great Big World/Christina AguileraCome With Me Now / ist123456Happy / Pharrell WilliamsAll Of Me / John LegendAll About That Bass / Meghan TrainorDark Horse / Katy PerryStay With Me / Sam SmithSay Something / A Great Big World/ChristinaAguilera78910Fancy / Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCXShake It Off/ Taylor SwiftCounting Stars / OneRepublicTimber / Pitbull feat. Ke shaBILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 SELLING DIGITAL ALBUMSBILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 CDS(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)(12/30/2013 –12/28/2014)12345678910Title/Artist1989 / Taylor SwiftFrozen / SoundtrackX / Ed SheeranIn The Lonely Hour / Sam SmithGhost Stories / ColdplayGuardians Of The Galaxy / SoundtrackPure Heroine / LordeNight Visions / Imagine DragonsPrism / Katy PerryHozier / HozierUnits 000150,000138,000135,000BILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 SELLING DIGITAL SONGS(combines all versions of the same Song: 12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)Title/ArtistArtistTaylor SwiftEminemPink FloydEd SheeranSam SmithAC/DCOne DirectionColdplayMichael JacksonQueenUnits 00040,00039,00012345678910Title/Artist1989 / Taylor SwiftFrozen / SoundtrackIn The Lonely Hour / Sam SmithWhere I Belong / Bobby BaziniSerge Fiori / Serge FioriIcon / QueenThe Endless River / Pink FloydPlus Tard Qu’on Pense / Fred PellerinIcon/ Bon JoviVery Best Of / Neil 0358,000346,000341,000323,000320,000Units ,00069,00065,000BILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 VINYL SELLERSTitle/Artist1234AM / Arctic MonkeysLegend / Bob Marley & The WailersTurn Blue / The Black KeysThe Endless River / Pink Floyd56789Lazaretto / Jack WhiteLed Zeppelin I / Led ZeppelinSonic Highways / Foo FightersUltraviolence / Lana Del ReyLed Zeppelin II / Led Zeppelin10Led Zeppelin IV / Led ZeppelinVinyl 2,600PAGE 3

BILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 ALBUMS-CANADIAN ARTISTSBILLBOARD 2014 TOP 10 DIGITAL SONGS-CANADIAN ARTISTS(12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)12345678910(Combines all versions of the same Song: 12/30/2013 – 12/28/2014)Title/ArtistWhere I Belong / Bobby BaziniSerge Fiori / Serge FioriPlus Tard Qu’on Pense / Fred PellerinChristmas / Michael BublePopular Problems / Leonard CohenNo Fixed Address / NickelbackM / Marie-MaiShine On / Sarah McLachlanWild Life / HedleyReflektor / Arcade FireUnits 00044,00041,000BILLBOARD TOP 10 ALBUMS DURING HOLIDAY SEASON1234567891012345678910(Based on Digital song sales from 11/3/2014 – 12/28/2014)Units 00059,00058,000BILLBOARD TOP 10 ON-DEMAND STREAMING SONGS1234567891012345678910Units 3,00068,00067,000Uptown Funk / Mark Ronson feat. Bruno MarsI’m Not The Only One / Sam SmithAll About That Bass / Meghan TrainorShake It Off / Taylor SwiftAnimals / Maroon 5Thinking Out Loud / Ed SheeranThe Heart Wants What /Selena GomezJealous./ Nick Jonas(July 2014-December 2014)Streams(Millions)Shake It Off / Taylor SwiftAll About That Bass / Meghan TrainorChandelier / SiaFancy / Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCXAnaconda / Nicki MinajHappy / Pharrell WilliamsProblem / Ariana Grande feat. IggyAzaleaGangnam Style / PSYAll Of Me / John LegendDark Horse / Katy PerryTitle/Artist123456Rude / Magic!Blurred Lines / Robin ThickeCall Me Maybe / Carly Rae JepsenHideaway / KieszaLife Of The Party / Shawn MendesOften / The Weeknd9.64.13.33.33.12.513.37My Heart Wil Go On / Celine Dion2.313.213.212.28910Started From The Bottom / DrakeHold On, We’re Going Home / DrakeCrazy For You / Hedley2.22.12.0BILLBOARD: TOP 10 ARTIST AIRPLAY(Based on airplay from 1/5/2014-12/31/2014)Title/ArtistRude/Magic! *Counting Stars / OneRepublicAll Of Me / John LegendHappy / Pharrell WilliamsTeam / LordePompeii / BastilleDark Horse / Katy PerryCrazy For You / Hedley *Am I Wrong / Nico & VinzBest Day Of My Life / American AuthorsStreams (Millions)19.518.515.315.315.013.7BILLBOARD: TOP 10 MOST PLAYED SONGS12345678910Title/ArtistBlank Space / Taylor SwiftTake Me To Church / HozierBILLBOARD TOP 10 STREAMING SONGS BY CANADIAN ARTISTS(July 2014-December 2014)Title/ArtistUnits 85,00082,00078,000BILLBOARD TOP 10 DIGITAL SONGS DURING HOLIDAY SEASON(Based on Album sales from 11/3/2014 – 12/28/2014)Title/Artist1989 / Taylor SwiftFour / One DirectionThe Endless River / Pink FloydPlus Tard Qu’on Pense / Fred PellerinRock Or Bust / AC/DCIn The Lonely Hour / Sam SmithChristmas / Michael BubleThat’s Christmas To Me / PentatonixSonic Highways / Foo FightersNo Fixed Address / NickelbackTitle/ArtistRude / Magic!Hideaway / KieszaCrazy For You / HedleyLife Of The Party / Shawn MendesBlurred Lines / Robin ThickeAnything / HedleyGoodbye / Glenn MorrisonJealous (I Ain’t With It) / ChromeoHeaven In Our Headlights / HedleyChills / Down With Webster(Based on airplay from 0ArtistHedley *Magic! *Maroon 5OneRepublicKaty PerryLordeTaylor SwiftSerena Ryder *Bruno MarsEd 00122,000115,000112,000111,000105,000BILLBOARD: TOP 10 HOLIDAY SONGS AIRPLAY(Based on airplay from ionsFeliz Navidad / Jose Feliciano2,700Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree / Brenda Lee2,400Jingle Bell Rock / Bobby Helms2,200Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)/John Lennon2,200Do They Know It’s Christmas / Band Aid2,200All I Want For Christmas Is You / Mariah Carey2,200A Holly Jolly Christmas / Burl Ives2,000Wonderful Christmastime / Paul McCartney2,000Last Christmas / Wham!2,000It’s The Most Wonderful Time / Andy Williams1,800* meets Canadian content criteriaPAGE 4

TOP SELLERS OF THE NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN ERATOP SELLING ALBUMS OF SOUNDSCAN ERATOP SELLING ARTISTS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA(1995 – 12/28/2014)(based on album sales from 1995 – 12/28/2014)12345678910Title/ArtistCome on Over / Shania TwainLet's Talk About Love / Celine Dion21 / AdeleBig Shiny Tunes 2 / Various Artists1 / BeatlesUp! / Shania TwainRomanza / Andrea BocelliAquarium / AquaSurfacing / Sarah McLachlanMillennium / Backstreet BoysUnits 78910ArtistCeline DionEminemShania TwainBackstreet BoysBeatlesU2Michael BubleSarah McLachlanThe Tragically HipAndrea BocelliUnits ,865,0003,652,0003,415,0003,369,0003,301,000TOP SELLING DIGITALSONGS OF SOUNDSCAN ERATOP SELLING DIGITAL ALBUMS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA(2/13/2005 – 12/28/2014)(2/13/2005 – 12/28/2014)12345678910Title/ArtistParty Rock Anthem / LMFAOBlurred Lines / Robin ThickeMoves Like Jagger / Maroon 5Thrift Shop / Macklemore & Ryan LewisRolling In The Deep / AdeleSomebody That I Used To Know / GotyeSexy And I Know It / LMFAOI Gotta Feeling / Black Eyed PeasCall Me Maybe / Carly Rae JepsenWake Me Up / AviciiUnits 000711,000701,000696,00012345678910Title/Artist21 / AdeleBabel / Mumford & SonsNight Visions / Imagine DragonsSigh No More / Mumford & SonsChristmas / Michael BubleThe Lumineers / The Lumineers1989 / Taylor SwiftThe Marshall Mathers LP 2 / EminemMy Head Is An Animal/ Of Monsters & MenRecovery / EminemUnits 000120,000112,000111,000Nielsen Music Canada 2014 Year-End Highlights Total Album sales declined for the third straight year, down 5% compared to 2013.Digital album sales accounted for 39.3% of total album sales for the year, compared to 39.1% in 2013.Vinyl albums posted their biggest overall sales total in the SoundScan era, with a sales increase of 71% over 2013.7 albums sold over 100,000 units in 2014, led by Taylor Swift, compared to 16 albums in 2013.One album from a Canadian artist sold over 100,000 units in 2014, Bobby Bazini’s “Where I Belong.”Last year R&B and Rap were the only major genres to post sales increases, this year those two genres posted thetwo biggest sales declines in 2014 over 2013.Digital Highlights: Streaming surpassed 6 Billion songs streamed in the last six months of 2014 (Nielsen began tracking streaming inJuly, 2014), with 17 songs surpassing 10 Million streams in the final six months of the year.Means of consumption differ by musical genres.- For example, country comprises 11% of digital downloads but less than 5% of On-Demand streaming.- Conversely, R&B/Hip Hop comprises 12% of digital downloads but 21% of On-Demand streaming.- Consumption of some smaller genres, such as EDM and Latin, also lean towards On-Demand streaming.Digital album sales suffered their first year-over-year decrease since Nielsen Music began tracking digital sales in2005. Taylor Swift’s “1989” is the year’s highest selling digital album. Imagine Dragons’ “Night Visions,” which sold100,000 digital albums in 2013, placed in the top ten of highest selling digital albums for the second straight year,while two soundtracks, “Frozen” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” placed in the top ten.Digital track sales suffered their first year-over-year decrease since Nielsen Music began tracking digital sales.The top 200 digital songs reprsented 22.7% of all song purchases in 2014. The top 200 songs accounted for 23.1million sales in 2014 compared to 28.6 million in 2013.PAGE 5

About NielsenNielsen (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing andconsumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsenhas a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA, and Diemen, the Netherlands. Formore information, visit www.nielsen.com.For more information, contact: Anna Loynes, [email protected] 6

TOP 10 AUDIO ON-DEMAND STREAMING TOP 10 VIDEO ON-DEMAND STREAMING (July 2014-December 2014) (July 2014-December 2014) Title/Artist Streams (in millions) Title/Artist millions) 1 Take Me To Church / Hozier 1.4 Shake It Off / Taylor Swift 19.0 . 8 Thinking Out Loud / Ed Sheeran 1.0 Problem / Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea 12.7 9 Bang Bang .