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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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Profit
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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 Analysis

The Global Music Production and Distribution industry is in the midst of a major transition. The explosive growth of the internet has provided an avenue for artists of all genres and ability levels to distribute their own music without the guidance of a major record label, thereby posing an unfamiliar challenge to several key industry operators. The internet has created a musical environment wherein consumers can listen to an unlimited amount of music without ever purchasing any physical media. As a result, artists and their labels are achieved unprecedented levels of exposure, but this has come at the expense of very low per-play royalty payments... 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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