Sheet Music Publishers in the US: Market Research Report

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Sheet Music Publishers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Book Publishing & Broadcasting | Apr 2013

Flat note: Renewed incomes will not be enough to offset competition from free music

IBISWorld’s Sheet Music Publishers 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 identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Alfred Music Publishing Alfred Music Publishing market share
Hal Leonard Hal Leonard market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Diminished disposable incomes during the recession, combined with competition from free digital substitutes for sheet music, have reduced spending on the industry. Online sales also enabled consumers to shop around for the cheapest sheet music, further hampering revenue during this time. As disposable income rebounds in the coming years, publishers are expected to achieve greater success in drawing consumers back into the fold. Nonetheless, this growth will only balance out the limited funding expected for music programs as governments crunch down on the deficit in the next several years.... purchase to read more

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The major barriers to entry include the costs of licensing content; purchasing paper, printing and printers; developing distribution channels; and marketing. While most of these activities can be outsourced, revenue is never guaranteed, and the costs typically recur for each product published.

Established sheet music businesses streamline operations on a regular basis, though, cutting their production costs. This factor enables established publishers to offer products at lower prices. There are higher barriers in the educational sheet music and music book-publishing market due to the importance of brand names and relatively high investment in the marketing and distribution to this lucrative market sector... purchase to read more


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What is the Sheet Music Publishers Industry?

This industry primarily publishes sheet music, songbooks and digital sheet music. Educators, students, musicians and hobbyists use the industry’s products. Companies publishing digital sheet music exclusively are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Classical sheet musicChristian sheet musicChildren's sheet musicHoliday sheet music Other music
Industry Activities
Discovery of lyricists, music and other contentEditing sheet music and similar productsDesigning sheet music, books, folios and other productsMarketing sheet music and other products

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