Online downloads have fast become the preferred method of purchasing media, which has negatively affected the Reproduction of Recorded Media industry in the past five years. 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 and higher bandwidth speeds have resulted in increased illegal download volumes. Similarly, imports and exports have contracted, as the need for media reproduction services has declined significantly.
Companies in the industry are engaged in the physical reproduction of pre-recorded audio, video, software and other data on electronic, optical and magnetic media. Physical types of media include vinyl records, CD, DVD and Blu-ray products.
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.