Tuned out: Heightened external competition has caused industry revenue to decline

The Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores industry has been out of tune over the five years to 2018. Despite increasing consumer confidence and per capita disposable income amid recent economic growth, the industry's revenue declined. Decreasing time spent on leisure and sports, as well as increased digitalization, has led consumers to shift away from industry products and services. As a result, revenue has fallen steadily. The industry's outlook is anticipated to follow in line with the current period, with recent declines anticipated to continue. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to continue falling...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue is expected to decline as consumers continue to use online services
  • The wide availability of low-cost, imported goods benefited industry operators
  • The industry’s profitability is estimated to stagnate
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    In 2018, the distribution of industry establishments closely follows the US population. This is characteristic of retail industries because they rely heavily on consumer purchases. Therefore, this characteristic affects the employment level and wage costs of each region. A greater number of residents will lead to stronger demand for musical instrument and supplies stores to service expanding residential areas.The Southeast region accounts for the largest share of industry establishments at 24.5% according to IBISWorld estimates. This region is also estimated to account for the highest share of the national population, which currently stands at 25.7%. The West accounts for the second-largest share of industry establishments with 17.2% and a 17.3% share of the US population. Cal...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Experienced work force
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Percentage of services conducted online in the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry?

    The Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores industry retails an extensive selection of musical instruments, sheet music and related supplies, such as microphones, amplifiers and audio systems. These products are usually sold directly to end consumers. Many industry operators also repair and rent these products and provide music instruction.

    Industry Products
  • Pianos and organs
  • Violins, drums, guitars and other instrument purchases and rentals
  • Audio equipment, components, parts and accessories
  • Sheet music
  • Other goods (includes, tapes, CDs and audiobooks)
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing musical instruments
  • Retailing musical supplies
  • Retailing sheet music
  • Repairing musical instruments and supplies
  • Providing private music lessons and instruction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • External competition for Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
  • Fluctuating demand
  • Tough competition
  • Consumer trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing demand but mounting competition
  • Specialty shops
  • Table: Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Audio Production Studios
  • Community Colleges
  • Musical Groups & Artists
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • For-Profit Universities
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Major Label Music Production
  • Miscellaneous Product Manufacturing
  • Music Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Violins, drums, guitars and other instrument purchases and rentals
  • Other goods (includes, tapes, CDs and audiobooks)
  • Pianos and organs
  • Audio equipment, components, parts and accessories
  • Sheet music
  • Chart: Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Students and instructors
  • Hobbyists
  • Professionals
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Guitar Center Inc.,
  • Table: Guitar Center Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems, such as the internet and other computer networks.
  • Sheet Music
  • A musical composition in printed or written form, which is normally in the form of unbound leaves.
  • Sound Reinforcement Systems
  • An electronic means for augmenting sound output of a speaker, singer or musical instruments. It includes equipment like microphones, amplifiers and loudspeakers.
  • Tablature
  • An introductory form of music notation that describes a song based on note fingering positions rather than musical pitches.
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