Chord progression: Despite rising competition, the industry's recent revenue declines will stabilize

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Over the past five years, heightened external competition caused industry revenue to decline
  • Big-box stores provide competition to industry retailers
  • Increased disposable income will cause consumers to buy higher-end instruments
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores industry suffered in the five years to 2016. Poor economic conditions and marginal decreases in the number of adolescents, an important market segment, have driven down demand for the musical instruments and related industry products. Despite the industry's devastating performance over the past five years, IBISWorld forecasts that the Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores industry's revenue will grow in the five years to 2021.

    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Musical instrument and supplies stores have been subject to a low level of concentration over the past five years, with the industry's two largest players expected to account for a combined 43.6% share of industry revenue in 2016. Aside from its largest player, Guitar Center, this industry is highly fragmented due to the large number of independent operators running traditional family-owned retail outlets. Many of the industry's businesses are defined as nonemployers, which consist of businesses that either have no paid employees, are self-employed or operate as a partnership. Alt

    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 External competition for Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores in the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry?

    This 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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • 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
  • Continuing 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Sheet music
  • Pianos and organs
  • Audio equipment, components, parts and accessories
  • Other goods (includes, tapes, CDs and audiobooks)
  • Chart: Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Guitar Center Inc.
  • Table: Guitar Center Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Time spent on leisure and sports (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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