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Global Digital Music Services Benchmark The Digital Music Marketplace

Report by Mark Mulligan
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The 20,000 Foot View

The global digital music industry may only be growing steadily            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.  An Excel file summary of the Tracker along with other accompanying data is available alongside this report online at

Key Findings

  • Streaming is            the majority of digital growth            will increase by            in 2014            reach            billion globally
  • Free streaming            digital music activity but generates            minority of the total digital            revenue
  • The            music            included in the Global Music            Tracker accounted for a combined            of investment
  • The average            of users per service is           
  • The average            of investment per service is           
  • Total investment            into an average of            paid            each user across all services

Companies mentioned in this report: Pandora, Slacker, Songza, iTunes Radio, iHeart Radio, Radionomy, Digitally Imported, Saavn, Mix Radio,            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,           

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