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 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 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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Sheet music publishers are concentrated in several major cities throughout the United States, where they house most staff and printing facilities. Companies are also concentrated near where university publishing houses with similar distribution circuits are located. The localization in highly populated areas also cuts costs on book delivery, enabling sheet music publishers to earn greater profit. As a result, the Mid-Atlantic region has the largest share of sheet music publishers because it includes the biggest sheet music publishing houses. New York state houses the largest share of publishing houses (21.2%), while California has the second largest (17.1%)... 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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