Record companies - physical revenue market share worldwide 2011-2018

In 2018, Universal Music Group had a physical revenue market share of 23.4 percent. Whilst UMG held the highest digital revenue market share in 2018. Two out of the three major record companies witnessed a drop in their physical share between 2017 and 2018, with only Warner Music Group increasing its share marginally by around 0.6 percent.

Physical revenue market share of the largest record companies worldwide from 2007 to 2018

EMIWarner Music GroupSony Music EntertainmentIndependentsUniversal Music Group
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2017 come from previous reports.

Percentage points missing to or exceeding 100 percent are likely due to rounding.
Figures for EMI after 2012 are not provided by the source due to the restructuring of EMI Music group and acquisitions of its separate divisions by Sony and UMG.

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