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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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Market Share of Companies
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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 Products

Physical versus digital

The CD has been the dominant music format for the past two decades and accounts for the majority of physical sales of music. Physical sales are anticipated to account for 51.0% of industry revenue in 2016. However, the CD is being attacked from multiple fronts, with digital downloads and pirated music rapidly eating into their share of the market in developed nations. Only a few years ago, digital downloads made up a relatively minor share of total music sales. Global revenue from digital downloads will likely surpass CD sales within the next five years. However, many markets, particularly in the developing world, will keep demanding CDs as long as widespread use of fast internet technology is not universal... 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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