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Ovum's recorded-music retail sales forecast covers physical and digital formats and services through to 2022.


  • Global retail sales of recorded music, including performance rights and synchronization revenue, is set to rise from $25.0bn this year to $33.7bn in 2022.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers physical and digital formats and services, performance rights, and synchronization revenue.
  • Covers retail sales by the different music formats (physical, digital single tracks and albums, subscriptions, advertising, other digital, performance rights, and synchronization).

Key questions answered

  • What share of global recorded-music revenue will be generated by paid for audio subscriptions in five years?
  • How much will spending on paid subscriptions rise by 2022?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Recorded-Music Retail Sales Forecast: 2017–22

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