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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 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
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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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

Starting a New Business

Barriers preventing new entrants into the industry have been falling rapidly since low-cost digital recording, online music retailing and streaming of songs became commonplace and widely accepted. What is unusual about this industry is that so many are making the effort to enter an industry that is clearly in decline.

Once, the major labels were in a position to dominate access to all talent and could crowd out new competitors by outbidding them for all potentially successful artists. Today, with internet technology making it easier to locate and communicate with artists, small, niche labels can exploit the majors' poor reputation for artist relations and sign contracts with up-and-comers... 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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