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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 2015

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Sony Music Entertainment Sony Music Entertainment market share
Time Warner Time Warner market share
Vivendi Vivendi market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$15bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
122
Businesses
44,358
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue in the Global Music Production and Distribution industry fell over the five years to 2015 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 2020, industry revenue is expected to continue contracting, and music companies' performance over this period hinges on their ability to embrace new technology... read more

Industry Key Buyers

The Global Music Production and Distribution industry carries a market share concentration level. The top three firms are expected to account for 71.1% of industry revenue. The big three are Vivendi (which owns Universal Music), Sony Entertainment (once a joint venture by Sony and German entertainment giant, Bertelsmann AG, known as Sony BMG, now owned wholly by Sony), and Time Warner (which owns Warner Music). EMI was recently acquired by Universal Music.

However, the increasing power of the internet is having a profound effect not only on the revenue-making capacity of these large companies, but their impact on the industry in general. While still responsible for generating nearly two thirds of industry revenue, the big players are losing both revenue and influence... read more

 


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What is the Global Music Production and Distribution Industry?

Operators in this industry, known as record labels, find musicians and artists, oversee the recording of their work, and promote and distribute this music to retail outlets. The industry also includes music publishing, which involves the leasing of music as intellectual property for use beyond live performance, such as in advertising or on the radio.

Industry Products
Physical sales (including CDs, vinyls, cassette tapes)Performance rightsDigital music downloadsSynchronization
 
Industry Activities
Releasing, promoting and distributing musical recordingsProducing master recordingsDeveloping and promoting artistsLicensing rights to use recorded materialMusic publishing


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