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  • Revenue in the Digital Audio segment amounts to US$21,852m in 2020.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 7.4%, resulting in a market volume of US$29,037m by 2024.
  • User penetration is 0 in 2020 and is expected to hit 0 by 2024.
  • The largest segment is Music Streaming with a market volume of US$15,443m in 2020.
  • In global comparison, most revenue is generated in the United States (US$9,375m in 2020).
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Digital Music is defined as audio content that is distributed to the end user over the internet.

This includes paid digital downloads of professionally produced single tracks, albums, and album compilations as well as subscription-based, on-demand streaming services.

Also included are digital advertising revenues from ad-supported free versions of premium subscription services plus services funded by advertising. This includes all ad revenue generated through pre- and in-Stream Audio Ads that appear in music (music also includes all kinds of radio services) and podcast streaming services. Formats can be single spots, tandem spots, or popular special advertising formats like presenting, On Air Promotions and Infomercials, directly embedded in the audio file or dynamically inserted.
in-scope
  • Digital audio content that is distributed to the end user over the internet
  • Paid digital downloads of single tracks, albums, and/or album compilations
  • Subscription-based streaming services (free, ad-supported, and paid)
  • Digital Advertising from ad-supported free versions of premium subscription services plus services funded by advertising
out-of-scope
  • Video streams
  • Downloads of audio books
Revenue (2020)
+12.1% yoy
US$21,852m
Listeners (2020)
+7.7% yoy
1,293.2m

Revenue Revenue Growth

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Reading Support Revenue in the Digital Audio segment amounts to US$21,852m in 2020. Reading Support The Digital Audio segment is expected to show a revenue growth of 9.2% in 2021.

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Listeners

in the Digital Music market in millions

Reading Support In the Digital Audio segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 1,420.9m by 2024.

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Analyst Opinion

The Digital Music market is a forerunner of change that many digital markets have yet to experience in full. Nonetheless, the Music Downloads segment is the only one in the Digital Media market that is expected to diminish over the next few years. Music streaming services have successfully convinced consumers of the benefits of streaming audio content. Although we do not expect music downloads to disappear completely, it is clear that sales from this market will be absorbed more or less completely by the shift to music streaming.

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ARPU

in the Digital Music market in US$

Reading Support The average revenue per user (ARPU) in the Digital Audio segment amounts to US$16.90 in 2020.

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Users by age Users by gender Users by income

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Reading Support In the year 2019 a share of 36.0% of users is 25-34 years old. Reading Support In the year 2019 a share of 55.0% of users is male. Reading Support In the year 2019 a share of 40.0% of users is in the low income group.

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Global Comparison - Revenue Global Comparison - User Penetration

in the Digital Music market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support With a market volume of US$9,375m in 2020, most revenue is generated in the United States. Reading Support With a rate of 47.8%, the user penetration in the Digital Audio segment is highest in the United States.

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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
Consumer spending (current) in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Foodstuffs, beverages in US$
Consumer spending per capita for food and non-alcoholic beverages (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. In contrast, the Food market in the Consumer Market Outlook covers only certain segments of processed food and excludes for example fresh food, oils and fats and some other items. The markets for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks in turn not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Alcohol, tobacco in US$
Consumer spending per capita for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. The market for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Clothing, footwear in US$
Consumer spending per capita for clothing and footwear (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). Included are both consumption of goods as well as services (cleaning and cobblers). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Housing in US$
Consumer spending per capita for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Household in US$
Consumer spending per capita for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Health in US$
Consumer spending per capita for health (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Transport in US$
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Communication in US$
Consumer spending per capita for communication (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Recreation, culture in US$
Consumer spending per capita for recreation and culture (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Education in US$
Consumer spending per capita for education (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Restaurants, hotels in US$
Consumer spending per capita for restaurants and hotels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Other in US$
Consumer spending per capita for miscellaneous goods and services (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). These include personal care products and services, personal items like watches and jewellery as well as all other products and services not mentioned elsewhere. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
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Mobile subscriptions per 100 capita
The indicator shows the number of subscriptions (per 100 capita) to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using cellular technology. Included are only subscriptions that also allow voice communication, pure data and M2M (machine to machine) connections are not included. | Source: Statista, based on ITU, trade assocations and national regulatory institutions
Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Average connection speed in Mbits/s
Estimated average internet connection speed in Mbits/s | Source: Statista
Smartphone penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population using a smartphone | Source: Statista
Internet users in m
Number of people in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Smartphone users in m
Estimated number of persons using a smartphone in the selected region | Source: Statista
Mobile broadband connections, total in m
Total number of active mobile broadband connections in the selected region | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
The indicator shows the estimated average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
The indicator shows the estimated average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
The indicator shows the estimated average per capita sales of mobile phones in units. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
The indicator shows the estimated average revenue of mobile phones per capita. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Households in m
The indicator shows the total number of private households in the selected region. Households denote residential communties of people living and keeping house together. Business facilities as well as institutional housholds (like unversity dormitories or retire homes) are not counted as households. | Source: Statista, based on national and international statistical offices
GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
Internet penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Source: Statista, May 2020
Source: Statista, May 2020, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

Methodology

The Digital Audio market builds on Statista’s primary research (the Statista Global Consumer Survey), bottom-up modeling, market data from independent databases and third-party sources, analyses of various key market and macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators of key market players. In particular, we consider average prices and annual purchase frequencies. All monetary figures refer to consumer spending on digital goods or subscriptions in the respective segment. This spending factors in discounts, margins, and taxes. The user metrics show the number of customers who have made at least one online purchase within the last 12 months.

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