Market share of record companies in the U.S. 2012-2019, by distributor

Data on the album plus track equivalent albums (TEA) market share of record companies in the United States based on distribution ownership showed that Universal Music Group held the highest share in 2019, commanding 38.12 percent of the market. Meanwhile, when it came to label ownership, independent labels collectively led the way with a 35.13 percent market share.

Market share of record companies in the United States from 2012 to 2019, by distribution ownership

Universal Music GroupSony Music EntertainmentWarner Music GroupIndependent Labels
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Sources

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Special properties

distribution includes album and TEA (track equivalent albums)

Supplementary notes

Figures for 2012 to 2015 come from earlier Nielsen Company & Billboard reports.
Data for the years 2017 and 2018 were not made available by the source.

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