Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report

Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.4%

Operators in the Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry have endured challenging conditions over the past five years, which have constrained revenue growth. Technological change has had a profound effect on the industry over the past decade. High-speed internet connections have shifted consumer preferences towards online music formats, including streaming platforms, online stores, subscription-based services, and smartphone and tablet applications. This shift has increased demand and created new revenue sources, but has simultaneously introduced problems for industry players. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $861.2 million. This includes an anticipated increase of 0.7% in th...
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Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operating conditions for the Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry are anticipated to improve over the next five years. Greater demand for licensed music content from a range of media platforms and the continued development of paid online music content are expected to assist the industry's performance over the period. However, internet piracy is anticipated to represent an ongoing threat to industry operators. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Demand for paid streaming services is anticipated to drive industry growth over the period. Sales of physical CDs and DVDs are projected to continue declining, limiting the industry's performa...
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Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $861m
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,781
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,012

Biggest companies in the Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia industry include Centenary Australia Pty Limited and SBME Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited.

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What is Music Publishing and Sound Recording industry?

Industry Definition

The Cinemas industry includes companies that are involved in screening commercial motion pictures from film or videotape. The industry includes independent and chain operators, and single-screen and multi-screen multiplexes.

Industry Products and Services

  • Film screenings
  • Food and beverages
  • Screen advertising
  • Other
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Cinema operation
  • Drive-in theatre operation
  • Film or video festival operation
  • Motion picture screening and theatre operation
  • Newsreel theatre operation
  • Multiplex cinema operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily acquire and register copyrights for musical compositions and authorise the use of these compositions on a range of platforms including radio broadcasts, television programs, films, live performances and online formats. The industry also includes companies that produce original master recordings and complete other sound recording activities.

Main Activities

  • Authorising the use of copyrighted musical compositions
  • Music book publishing
  • Music copyright buying and selling
  • Music publishing
  • Sheet music publishing
  • Song publishing
  • Record production and distribution
  • Post-production sound recording services
  • Sound recording studio operation

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The number of internet connections is becoming increasingly important for the industry as consumer preferences shift towards online music content. Growth ...
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Internet subscribers
Real household discretionary income
Demand from motion picture and video production
Demand from video game, dvd and recorded music retailing

Current Performance

Online content
Industry structure
Piracy plagues performance
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Online content
Combating piracy
 Table: Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Motion Picture and Video Production in Australia
Radio Broadcasting in Australia
Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting in Australia
Pay Television in Australia
Advertising Agencies in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Legal Services in Australia
Industry Associations in Australia
Telecommunications Services in Australia



Products & Services

Industry operators primarily provide music licences, which are sold to film, television and radio producers for commercial purposes. In addition, industry...
Film, television and radio producers
Other music producers
Advertisers
Households and businesses
Other markets

Demand Determinants

Demand for music in a range of downstream industries affects demand for music publishing services. Over the past five years, demand for industry services ...
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Major Markets

Film, television and radio producers
Other music producers
Advertisers
Households and businesses
Other markets


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry is moderately concentrated. The industry's four largest players are expected to account for over 40% of total revenue in the current year. Ce...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Centenary Australia Pty Limited is the parent company of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited and Universal Music Publishing Pty Limited. These firms are...
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Universal Music Australia

 Table: Universal Music Australia - financial performance

Sony Music Entertainment

 Table: Sony Music Entertainment - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry displays moderate capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $0.25 is invested in capital. Sound recording ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Music Publishing and Sound Recording in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

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