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Global Music Production and Distribution: Market Research Report

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Global Music Production and Distribution Market Research Report | Jan 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Music Production and Distribution global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-3.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
95
Businesses
51,311
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue in the Global Music Production and Distribution industry fell over the five years to 2016 because many of the industry's largest companies have failed to leverage a crop of potential new revenue streams to compensate for the extreme drop in physical album sales over the past five years. Unfortunately, over the five years to 2021, industry revenue is expected to continue contracting. Music companies' performance over this period hinges on their ability to embrace new technology... read more

Industry Investment

The Global Music Production and Distribution industry possesses a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, the average company will invest $0.05 in capital equipment. In almost all circumstances, record companies do not manufacture blank physical media such as compacts discs and vinyl records in-house. Most companies partner with recordable media manufacturers and distributors to create copies of recordings and distribute them to physical retail stores. With digital music distribution emerging as the primary medium through which consumers purchase and listen to music, the need to own and operate record manufacturing equipment and capital has dwindled even further... read more

 


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What is the Global Music Production and Distribution Industry?

Operators in this industry sign musicians and artists to recording contracts, allocate budgets for artists' recordings, produce and master artists' work, distribute artists' music to retail and promote the artists' work through various advertising campaigns. This industry also includes music publishing activities, which involves the leasing of music as intellectual property for use beyond live performance, such as in promotional material and other forms of media.

Industry Products
Physical sales (including CDs, vinyls, cassette tapes)Performance rightsDigital music downloadsSynchronization
 
Industry Activities
Negotiating recording, publishing, licensing and distribution contractsProducing and mastering artist recordingsDistributing recordings to outletsManaging and promoting artist rosters


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