The Recorded Media Manufacturing and Publishing industry has undergone significant change and damage over the past five years. The rise of digital media in the form of online downloads is becoming the preferred method of purchasing media. In addition, new media solutions have allowed users to access music and video more easily than ever before. Aside from the structural change in media formats, online media piracy has become increasingly problematic. Consumer attitudes towards music piracy, in conjunction with higher bandwidth speeds, have resulted in increased illegal downloads.
Companies in this industry manufacture or publish pre-recorded audio, video or data media, including vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and legal digital downloads. In this case, publishing refers to the licensing of using the rights of a sound or image.
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.