Addressable creator markets An opportunity with many layers
The 20,000 Foot View: The music creator tools space is undergoing a change that is simultaneously renaissance and transformation. The creator culture boom has driven an unprecedented degree of investment and investor interest. However, because the music creator tools space is a collection of diverse products and services, an underlying challenge has been how to identify exactly what the total addressable market (TAM) is. In this report, MIDiA presents the multiple TAMs, serviceable addressable markets (SAMs) and serviceable obtainable markets (SOMs) for music creator tools.
- A fifth of adult consumers play an instrument or sing, with rates ranging from a low of in Brazil to a high of in South Korea
- The music creator gender imbalance is set to worsen with of those who recently bought an instrument being male, as are of those that have started to learn
- The addressable market for music creator tools is defined by three TAMs and four SAMs and SOMs
- The core TAM is the number of people that play instruments, which stands at million adults globally. The larger ‘meta TAM’ is million and also includes million that intend to million people record or produce their own music through a combination of analogue and digital tools, while million make music with software
- Electronic music hardware has the highest SOM ARPU of while learning has the lowest of The music software SOM ARPU is sounds is and artist services (five million) of the TAM for music creators are currently releasing music
Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Amuse, Apple, CD Baby, Distrokid, GarageBand, Instagram, Logic Pro, Native Instruments, Soundcloud, Splice, TikTok, Tracklib, TuneCore, YouTube