Troubling times: The increasing popularity of digital downloads has caused revenue to decline

Online downloads have become the preferred method of purchasing media among consumers, which has had a negative effect the Reproduction of Recorded Media industry over the past five years. New 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 become increasingly problematic. Consumer attitudes towards piracy and higher bandwidth speeds have caused the volume of illegal downloads to increase. Similarly, industry imports and exports have contracted over the period, as the need for media reproduction services has declined. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to $386.6 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$387m
Annual Growth 13-18
-4.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1,434
Businesses
241

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New media solutions have allowed users to access music and videos more easily than ever before
  • Revenue from music, TV shows and film reproduction has diminished with growing media piracy
  • Competition from digital media, and price decreases will likely undermine industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Technological advances have caused the volume of music and movies available in digital formats to grow substantially over the past five years. Conversely, the volume of physical Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD products has declined significantly, to the detriment of the Reproduction of Recorded Media industry.DVD duplication and replication servicesDVD duplication and replication services have declined as a share of revenue over the past five years. DVDs can contain video, music, software and other digital information. The rise of digital media has had a negative effect on physical DVD sales, which have diminished as legal and illegal streaming and downloading have increased. DVD...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry 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's in this report

    What is the Reproduction of Recorded Media Industry?

    Industry companies reproduce pre-recorded audio, video, software and other data on electronic, optical and magnetic media. Physical media types include vinyl records and also CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc products.

    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)
  • Households with internet access
  • 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
  • Export markets
  • Government bodies
  • 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
    Technicolor Pty Limited, Regency Media Pty Ltd, SCA Music Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Technicolor Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Regency Media Pty Ltd - 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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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