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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

The Sound Recording & Music Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
7,787
Businesses
2,756
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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Sound Recording and Music Publishing industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. The industry has undergone consolidation at the top of the industry, raising the level of concentration among fewer firms. New business models have been established, but despite increasing revenue, profit margins have been compressed. Industry value added is projected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.2% over the 10 years through 2019-20, compared with expected real GDP growth at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the same period. Lower profit margins and a reduction in the wages paid, in particular, have reduced the industry's contribution to the overall economy.

Declining record sales is the central issue affecting record labels, music publishers and sound recording studios... 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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