Overview

Crescendo: Revenue will rise, but the industry will contend with rising import competition

IBISWorld’s The Retail Market for Musical Instruments 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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising per capita disposable income will boost industry sales, but price competition will temper overall revenue growth
  • Technological advances have resulted in higher-quality products offered at more affordable prices
  • Rising disposable income will increase consumers’ propensity to spend on musical instruments

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Musical instrument retailers are cautiously optimistic, as operators have hit both sweet and sour notes over the past five years. Reduced disposable income caused revenue for The Retail Market for Musical Instruments industry to dip as consumers increasingly opted for lower-cost imports. At the same time, competition from big-box retailers increased substantially, creating a highly price-competitive environment that has hampered revenue growth for smaller operators. Nonetheless, industry growth is set to resume, thanks to a continued uptick in disposable income. In the medium-term, however, higher disposable income will be balanced by slow growth in leisure time, as the unemployment rate remains steady...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Retail Market for Musical Instruments carries a low level of capital requirements. Like most retail industries, music instrument retailers rely heavily on labor. For every dollar spent on wages, the average industry firm will invest $0.06 in capital equipment. The labor-intensive nature of the industry puts wage costs as the second-highest expense for the industry, accounting for 14.3% of industry revenue in 2017. Nonetheless, this figure is subdued by the prevalence of online retailers. These firms are not required to train staff or outlay expenditure on direct customer service, nor are they required to invest in capital such as shelving displays or cash registers. Most brick-and-mortar shops rely on labor for customer service, stocking shelves and maintaining inventory. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry are

  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Import penetration into the manufacturing sector in the The Retail Market for Musical Instruments industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry?

    Companies in this industry sell musical instruments, such as guitars and pianos, and may also generate revenue from products sold alongside instruments, like sheet music or CDs. This report includes all major retail channels, including specialty stores, general merchandisers and e-retailers. Sales of audio and video equipment like amplifiers and microphones are excluded from this industry, as are musical instrument repairs and rentals.

    Industry Products
    Pianos
    Organs
    Violins, drums, guitars and other instruments
    Sheet music
    Other goods (includes tapes, CDs and audiobooks)
    Industry Activities
    Guitar retailing
    Piano and organ retailing
    Drum retailing
    Online retailing of musical instruments

    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
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19

  • Current Performance
  • Competition undermines profitability
  • Technological change
  • Employment and wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Lower unit prices
  • Profitability dwindles
  • Table: The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Community Colleges
  • Musical Groups & Artists
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Violins, drums, guitars and other instruments
  • Pianos
  • Other goods (includes tapes, CDs and audiobooks)
  • Sheet music
  • Organs
  • Chart: The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Students
  • Hobbyists
  • Professionals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs The Retail Market for Musical Instruments

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the The Retail Market for Musical Instruments 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 The Retail Market for Musical Instruments 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 The Retail Market for Musical Instruments Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods via the internet. Many of these companies operate exclusively online.
  • Hobbyist
  • A consumer that is not a professional or student, but rather engages in musical activity for leisure or pleasure.
  • Sheet Music
  • A musical composition in printed or written form, which is normally in the form of unbound leaves.
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