Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Music Publishing industry is in the midst of an important transition. Falling physical album sales in the past five years have forced publishers to seek out new revenue sources and become less dependent on their traditional licensing platform. Thus, music publishers are continuously cultivating licensing agreements with newer revenue streams such as mobile outlets, digital streaming services and wireless music subscription services. In the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to leverage technological change. In addition, increasing disposable income and rising corporate spending will boost the industry's performance... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Music Publishing industry carries a moderate level of market share concentration. IBISWorld estimates that the industry's three major players (Vivendi incorporating BMG and Universal Music Group, Warner Music and Sony, after its acquisition of EMI's publishing arm) together will generate 44.1% of industry revenue in 2014. Concentration in this industry has been volatile due to recent mergers and acquisitions involving major players. With such acquisitions, major entities attempt to mitigate a declining market by acquiring smaller, profitable competitors. Major players tend to own numerous smaller labels and publishers and only sign major names directly to the parent label.
In the five years to 2014, there have been major structural shifts in the Music Publishing industry... purchase to read more