Global Digital Music Services Benchmark: The Digital Music Marketplace

The 20,000 Foot View

The global digital music industry may only be growing steadily (5% in 2013) but beneath the headline number is a richly varied picture of different services, diverse regional growth rates and competing business models.  To better understand this marketplace, MIDiA Research conducted a Global Music Services Tracker.  This report details the findings, with company profiles and key data for the leading 40 digital music services globally.  An Excel file summary of the Tracker along with other accompanying data is available alongside this report online at

Key Findings (Data Points Are Removed From This Preview Summary)

  • Streaming is driving the majority of digital growth and will increase by 38% in 2014 to reach $3.3 billion globally
  • The 40 music services included in the Global Music Services Tracker accounted for a combined $TK billion of investment
  • The average number of users per service is TK million
  • The average amount of investment per service is $TK million
  • Total investment translates into an average of $TK paid for each user across all services

Companies mentioned in this report: Pandora, Slacker, Songza, iTunes Radio, iHeart Radio, Radionomy, Digitally Imported, Saavn, Mix Radio, 8Tracks, AccuRadio, Ministry of Sound, Musicovery, Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Rhapsody/Napster, Beats Music, Simfy, Wimp, Rara, Juke, Xbox Music, Sony Music Unlimited, Muve Music, TDC Play, KKBOX Music, MusicQubed, blinkbox Music, Google Play Music All Access, Zvooq, Anghami, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Hungama,

Price includes excel dataset