The Music Publishing industry is in the midst of an important transition. Falling physical album sales in the past five years have forced publishers to seek out new revenue sources and become less dependent on their traditional licensing platform. Thus, music publishers are continuously cultivating licensing agreements with newer revenue streams such as mobile outlets, digital streaming services and wireless music subscription services. In the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to leverage technological change. In addition, increasing disposable income and rising corporate spending will boost the industry's performance.
Music publishers work for musicians, songwriters and composers. They are responsible for licensing the intellectual property of their clients and ensuring that royalties are collected. Royalties are earned in various ways, including each time a song is downloaded on iTunes, sold on an album, reproduced in a live concert or played on the radio, a television show, in a movie or through other media outlets.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.