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Digital Music

in-scope

  • Digital audio content that is distributed to the end-user over the Internet
  • Paid digital downloads of single tracks or albums/compilations
  • Streaming services, either subscription-based or ad-supported

out-of-scope

  • Internet radio
  • Video streams
  • Downloads of audio books
Market definition

Highlights

United States

  • Revenue in the "Digital Music" segment amounts to US$4,605m in 2017.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2017-2021) of 8.3 % resulting in a market volume of US$6,338m in 2021.
  • The market's largest segment is the segment "Music Streaming" with a market volume of US$2,989m in 2017.
  • User penetration is at 43.9 % in 2017 and is expected to hit 47.2 % in 2021.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$45.12.
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Revenue Revenue Growth

in the Digital Music market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Revenue in the "Digital Music" segment amounts to US$4,605m in 2017. Reading Support The "Music Download" segment is expected to show a revenue growth of -12 % in 2018.

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User Penetration Rate

in the Digital Music market in millions in percent

Reading Support In the "Music Download" segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 26.9m by 2021. Reading Support User penetration in the "Digital Music" segment is at 43.9 % in 2017.

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ARPU

in the Digital Music market in US$

Reading Support The average revenue per user (ARPU) in the "Music Download" segment amounts to US$45.12 in 2017.

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Global Comparison - Revenue Global Comparison - User Penetration

in the Digital Music market in million US$ in 2017 in percent in 2017

Reading Support With a market volume of US$4,605m in 2017, most revenue is generated in the United States. Reading Support With a rate of 54.6 %, the user penetration in the "Digital Music" segment is highest in Sweden.

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United States
United Kingdom
Germany
China
France
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Source: Statista, August 2016
Source: Statista, August 2016, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat
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