The Global Music Publishing Market | Streaming Shifts the Conversation

The 20,000 Foot View: The effects of music streaming having supplanted both the download and the CD as the mainstream format for recorded music (accounting for X% of total recorded revenue in 2018) are being keenly felt across the music publishing industry. The DNA of streaming consumption (X, X, X) has firmly shifted the goal posts in market influence, meaning the position to drive the overall publishing market is increasingly up for grabs. 2018 music publisher market shares reveal where the change is most apparent across both companies and regions.

Key Findings

  • Music publishing revenue grew by X% year-on-year (YoY) in 2018 to $X in revenue
  • Sony/ATV took X% market share in 2018, X from X% the previous year, registering X revenue growth at X%
  • UMPG had X% market share of global music publishing revenues in 2018, X its share in 2017
  • Warner Chappell had a market share of X%
  • Sync’s share of publishing revenue was X%
  • The streaming-led upswing X mechanical rights, which X by X% from 2017 to $X in 2018 publishing revenue
  • Independents took X% of the $X in new music publishing revenue generated in 2018, while UMPG took X%, Warner Chappell X% and Sony/ATV X%

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: BMG, Bucks Music, Downton Music Publishing, Kobalt, Peer Music, Reservoir Media, Roundhill Sony/ATV Publishing, Spotify, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell

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