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Introduction

Rising consumer spending on recorded music, coupled with the continued steady growth in music publishing income is set to boost revenue for the three major music groups this year.

Highlights

  • Sony will see the biggest overall rise, but this is largely due to the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing at the end of last year. However, UMG and WMG are both set to experience double-digit-percentage gains.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the financial results for the three major music groups and projects how each will have performed for the full year.
  • Breaks down results for the groups by recorded music and music publishing.

Key questions answered

  • Which of the three major music groups is set to register the biggest revenue rise in 2019?
  • What boosted Sony to the top place for music publishing out of the three major music groups?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Comparing the major music groups' performances
  • UMG and WMG outperform SME for recorded music
  • Sony takes the music publishing crown

Appendix

  • Author

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