Sound Recording & Music Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sound Recording & Music Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J59.200 | Jul 2014

Out of tune: Revenue contracts as record sales decline and artists begin producing their own work

IBISWorld’s Sound Recording & Music Publishing 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
Sony Corporation Sony Corporation market share
Vivendi SA Vivendi SA market share
Warner Music Group Warner Music Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Sound Recording and Music Publishing industry produces, promotes and distributes original sound recordings and manages rights for compositions. In addition to being sold in physical and digital form, music produced or copyrighted by the industry is used in a variety of media, including films, TV programmes and video games. The industry encompasses a range of interlinked businesses in the UK music industry, all of which are in a state of flux as the headwinds that have battered the music retailing industry weigh on demand and profit margins.

Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 0.1%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has moderate barriers to entry. Capital investment requirements are moderate, however, competition is high and the dominance of existing players may be a deterrent to potential operators. There is a low level of capital investment needed to start a business in music publishing. Capital costs are higher for sound recording studios, which must invest in equipment and be prepared to upgrade it as technology advances. High-end recording equipment can cost millions of pounds. Usually only the larger players in the industry invest in this technology, while smaller players purchase less expensive, analogue recording equipment, or use freely available sound recording software... purchase to read more


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What is the Sound Recording & Music Publishing Industry?

Firms in this industry produce original sound master recordings such as CDs and promote and distribute them to wholesalers, retailers and consumers. Music publishers acquire and register copyrights for compositions; promote, authorise and use compositions in recordings, TV and various other media; and publish music and sheet music. Publishers either own the copyright or act as an administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of the copyright owners. Amateur recording is excluded.

Industry Products
Music publishing Recorded musicRecording studiosOther services
Industry Activities
master copies for records or audio materialSound recording and recording of books on tape or CDPublishing pre-recorded sound and videodiscs or other media formatsPublishing music and sheet musicProducing commercial messages for radio

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