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Global Music Production and Distribution: Market Research Report

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Global Music Production and Distribution Market Research Report | Jul 2014

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 09-14
-4.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment ('000)
123
Businesses
45,030
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue in the Global Music Production and Distribution industry fell over the five years to 2014 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 2019, industry revenue is expected to continue contracting, and music companies' performance over this period hinges on their ability to embrace new technology... read more

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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 2014. 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, 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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