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Global Music Production and Distribution: Market Research Report

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Global Music Production and Distribution Market Research Report | Jan 2017

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Music Production and Distribution global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Employment ('000)
24
Businesses
2,053
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue in the Global Music Production and Distribution industry fell over the five years to 2017 because many of the industry's largest companies have failed to leverage a crop of potential new revenue streams to compensate for the extreme drop in physical album sales over the past five years. Unfortunately, over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue contracting. Music companies' performance over this period hinges on their ability to embrace new technology... read more

Starting a New Business

Barriers preventing new entrants into the industry have been falling rapidly since the inception of the internet. Low-cost digital recording, online music retailing and streaming music are commonplace practices that enable musicians of all skill levels to make their music freely available to the entire world. In prior years the industry was dominated by a select few major labels that had significant control over the licensing rights and distribution of a wide range of artists. In addition to owning and operating many aspects of the supply chain, from licensing to production to distribution, major labels possessed the deep pockets necessary to purchase burgeoning indie labels.

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What is the Global Music Production and Distribution Industry?

Operators in this industry sign musicians and artists to recording contracts, allocate budgets for artists' recordings, produce and master artists' work, distribute artists' music to retail and promote the artists' work through various advertising campaigns. This industry also includes music publishing activities, which involves the leasing of music as intellectual property for use beyond live performance such as in promotional material and other forms of media.

Industry Products
Physical sales (including CDs, vinyl, cassette tapes)Performance rightsDigital music downloadsSynchronization
 
Industry Activities
Negotiating recording, publishing, licensing and distribution contractsProducing and mastering artist recordingsDistributing recordings to outletsManaging and promoting artist rosters


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