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Record Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Record Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45122 | Jan 2014

Facing the music: Brick-and-mortar stores get burned from online music sales

IBISWorld’s Record Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-7.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
20,161
Businesses
4,051
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Though the economy is set to improve over the next five years, the Record Stores industry will not likewise improve. Competition from big-box stores and streaming music websites will continue to dominate the market for music, with consumers placing an emphasis on convenience and price. The overall increase in disposable income and consumer sentiment will help slow the industry's decline, and some record stores will establish online storefronts to supplement their revenue, but these factors will not stop the industry's downward slide... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Record stores rely primarily on labor to operate. Duties assigned to industry employees include customer service, maintaining store displays and inventory, processing consumer purchases and maintaining computer systems. Labor is also needed for managing and marketing roles to navigate the changing dynamics of the music retail industry. Over the past five years, these roles have undergone consolidation so that now managers often deal with computer systems and client services to cut store costs.

For every $1.00 spent on labor, the industry spends only $0.10 on capital. Unlike capital costs, which can vary in this industry, labor costs are an integral and steady part of operating expenditure. Wages are estimated to represent 15.0% of total industry revenue in 2014... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Record Stores Industry?

Record stores primarily retail prerecorded audio and videotapes, compact discs (CDs), digital video discs (DVDs) and phonograph records. Online sales are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Compact Discs (CDs) and AudiotapesDigital Video Discs (DVDs)Vinyl
 
Industry Activities
prerecorded music prerecorded videos


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