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The Global Music Publishing Market Streaming Shifts the Conversation

Report by Zach Fuller
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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 XXX of total recorded revenue in 2018) are being keenly felt across the music publishing industry. The DNA of streaming consumption (playlists, lower mechanical royalties, less revenue on average for superstar catalogue) 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 XXX year-on-year (YoY) in 2018 to XXX billion in revenue
  • Sony/ATV took XXX market share in 2018, up from XXX the previous year, registering the highest major publisher revenue growth at XXX had XXX market share of global music publishing revenues in 2018, identical to its share in 2017
  • Warner Chappell had a market share of XXX share of publishing revenue was XXX streaming-led upswing has haemorrhaged mechanical rights, which fell by XXX from 2017 to XXX million in 2018 publishing revenue
  • Independents took XXX of the XXX million in new music publishing revenue generated in 2018, while UMPG took XXX Warner Chappell XXX and Sony/ATV XXX 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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