Global Music Publishing Market - Industry Research Report 2015-2019

  • Published: Oct 2015
  • Pages: 77
  • SKU: IRTNTR7302

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Market outlook of the global music publishing market

Music publishing involves the process of music recording, merchandizing, publishing, and distributing musical content. It is a contract signed between songwriters, singers, and publishing houses to publish songs or albums in the market. The market for music publishing is expected to reach close to USD 7 billion by 2019 due to the recent increase in digital sales.

In this market research report, Technavio’s analysts estimate factors like the lower dependency on intermediaries to drive market growth during the forecast period. The advent of online platforms, such as music file sharing networks and social networks, are expected to aid artists in publishing and marketing their music on a global scale. These online platforms help artists to interact with their fan followers and also aid in increase their popularity. Consequently, the dependency on intermediaries such as music publishers and record companies is lowered as artists can directly interact with their fans through these platforms.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly fragmented and is currently dominated by a few leading players. Vendors in this market compete on the basis of pricing, number of albums, and artists to gain prominence in this market.

Leading vendors in this market are -

  • Disney Music
  • Kobalt Music
  • Sony/ATV Music
  • Universal Music
  • Warner Music

Other prominent vendors in this market are Avatar Publishing, Curb Music Publishing, Fox Music, Imagem Music, MPL Communications, and Wrensong Publishing.

Product-based segmentation of the music publishing market

  • Live performance
  • Digital sales
  • Physical sales
  • Synchronization
  • Others

Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated the live performance segment to dominate over all the other segments during the forecast period. Factors like the augmented number of talents such as single artists and bands are expected to result in this segment’s high market share of more than 53% by 2019.

Geographical segmentation of the music publishing market


The Americas are expected to dominate the global market for music publishing during the forecast period. The presence of multiple independent and traditional publishing houses in this region is expected to result in this region’s high market share of approximately 39% by 2019.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2019?
  • What are the key factors driving the global music publishing market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global music publishing market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global music publishing market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global music publishing market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, EMEA, and the Americas?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global music publishing market?

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Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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