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 | Aug 2015

Out of tune: Competition from free digital sheet music will contribute to industry's decline

IBISWorld’s Sheet Music Publishers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Alfred Music Publishing Alfred Music Publishing market share
Hal Leonard Hal Leonard market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Competition from free digital substitutes and self-publlishing platforms has diminished Sheet Music Publishers industry revenue over the past five years. Limited goverment funding for the arts has further contributed to this decline, as music educators have reduced purchases of industry products amid budget constraints. Although the industry's move to begin selling digital sheet music has mitigated its overall decline, the internet will also continue to constrain the industry's growth potential by enabling the sharing of pirated sheet music. These trends are expected to continue over the next five years, contributing to further decreases in industry revenue.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Sheet music publishers are part of the greater Music Publishing industry (IBISWorld report 51223); however, they have very different roles than major music publishing companies and comprise less than 10.0% of the parent industry's total revenue. Most music publishers derive their revenue from performance royalties and recorded music royalties. Sheet music publishers, on the other hand, market and hold existing copyrights to music mostly by independent composers and lyric authors and garner revenue chiefly from printed music. Low-cost and free digital sheet music substitutes have continued to decrease demand for the Sheet Music Publishers industry over the past five years... 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. Revenue generated from sheet music published exclusively in digital format is excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Classical sheet musicChristian sheet musicChildren's sheet musicHoliday sheet music Other music
Industry Activities
Converting sound clips to sheet musicEditing sheet music and similar productsDesigning sheet music, books, folios and other productsMarketing sheet music and other products

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