State of the Music Publishing Nation

The 20,000 Foot View: This report, a first from MIDiA dedicated to the music publishing space, addresses the most important trends in the industry. With 2018 seeing revenues continue their accelerated growth and music publishing emerging as an asset class, now is opportune to reflect on one of the often misunderstood and hence undervalued aspects of the recorded music industry. From individual publishers’ market share to specific market growth and the shift in revenue sources for performance, mechanical and sync, this report is a must-read for anyone involved in music publishing or investing in the space.

Key Findings

  • Music publishing revenue in 2018 increased to X, up X% year-on-year (YoY)
  • X had the highest share of revenue at X%, followed by X (X%) and X (X%)
  • X and the X sector experienced the biggest growth, X% and X% respectively
  • In 2012, the independent sector inclusive of BMG and Kobalt accounted for around X% of global publishing revenues. By 2018, this share had grown to X%
  • The rise of streaming has continued to haemorrhage mechanical rights revenue, which fell by X% in 2018 to $X
  • Sony ATV grew its publishing revenue X% to $X, influenced by the completion of the X acquisition
  • Kobalt and BMG, the two largest independent players in the market, both maintained around X% of the global publishing market

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Armonia, BMAT, Dataclef, Epidemic Sound, GEMA, ICE, IPRS, Jukedeck, Medianet, Mint, OCL, PRSfM, Qwire, SACEM, SESAC, SGAE, SIAE, SOCAN, STIM, SUISA, BMG, Kobalt, Sony ATV, Spotify, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group

Charts: 8
Pages: 26
Words: 5,163

Includes Synopsis, PDF, Slides and Dataset