High fidelity: Blu-ray Disc and vinyl record sales have supported industry revenue

Online downloads have become the preferred method of purchasing media among consumers, which has negatively affected the Reproduction of Recorded Media industry over the past five years. New digital media solutions have allowed users to access music, videos, software and games more easily than ever before. Aside from the structural change in media formats, online media piracy has increasingly threatened industry operators. Similarly, industry imports and exports have contracted over the period, as demand for media reproduction services has declined. However, growing vinyl sales have supported industry revenue over the past five years. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to $419.1 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Digital media’s rising popularity has posed significant challenges for industry operators
  • Increased media piracy has diminished revenue from music, TV shows and film reproduction
  • Intensifying competition from digital media will negatively affect industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Reproduction of Recorded Media industry exhibits high capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labour costs in 2018-19, industry operators will spend an estimated $0.41 on capital plant and equipment. The industry's capital intensity has increased over the past five years as firms have invested in new technology.The industry's production processes involve significant automation, as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs go through data copying manufacturing facilities, copied from a central data storage device with the master copy of the media. Furthermore, industry firms require a large amount of capital to open manufacturing facilities and upgrade them in line with technological developments. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Reproduction of Recorded Media are:

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motion picture and sound recording activities and Demand from publishing (except internet and music publishing) in the Reproduction of Recorded Media industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry?

    Industry companies reproduce pre-recorded audio, video, software and other data on physical media formats, including electronic, optical and magnetic media. Physical media types include vinyl records and also CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc products. Digital media reproduction is not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • CD duplication and replication services
  • DVD duplication and replication services
  • Blu-ray Disc duplication and replication services
  • Other reproduction services and products
  • Industry Activities
  • Mass duplication of software
  • Blu-ray Disc replication
  • Pre-recorded audiotape reproduction
  • Pre-recorded vinyl record reproduction
  • Pre-recorded CD-ROM reproduction
  • Pre-recorded DVD reproduction
  • Pre-recorded videotape reproduction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from motion picture and sound recording activities
  • Demand from publishing (except internet and music publishing)
  • Mobile internet connections
  • Demand from video and dvd hire outlets
  • Demand from video game, dvd and recorded music retailing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Digital uptake
  • Vinyl resurgence
  • Battling piracy
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Digital sales
  • Piracy problems
  • Trade slump
  • Table: Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Education and Training
  • Public Administration and Safety

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Rolling, Drawing and Extruding
  • Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • DVD duplication and replication services
  • CD duplication and replication services
  • Blu-ray Disc duplication and replication services
  • Other reproduction services and products
  • Chart: Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Music and entertainment companies
  • Publishing and printing companies
  • Software publishing companies
  • Other enterprises and institutions
  • Government bodies
  • Export markets
  • Education sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Reproduction of Recorded Media

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Regency Media Pty Ltd, Technicolor Pty Limited, SCA Music Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Regency Media Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Technicolor Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: SCA Music Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blu-Ray Disc
  • A successor to DVDs and potentially the last major physical media before digital file transfer becomes the dominant form of transmitting all entertainment and media.
  • Cloud Computing
  • The transmission of data and other computing resources via the internet. This allows data to be stored remotely and accessed through the network.
  • Digital Media
  • Music or movies in electronic formats as opposed to content stored on physical products such as CDs and DVDs.
  • Duplication
  • Duplication involves the copying of data from a CD master copy or original to multiple CDs, or copying from a DVD, USB or hard drive to another DVD.
  • Mastering
  • The process of transferring recorded media to a master source, which is then used to duplicate, replicate or reproduce multiple copies of the media.
  • Peer-To-Peer
  • File sharing websites that allow users to transfer data directly to one another.
  • Replication
  • Used when a large volume of CDs or DVDs are required, replication involves the stamping of discs. After set-up costs, replication is cheaper to carry out than duplication.
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