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Digital Music


  • 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


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


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 13.8 % 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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