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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published its annual assessment and forecasts for the recorded-music and live music industry sectors. In a repeat of last year, the figures make healthy reading for those involved in both music industry sectors.


  • North America is the largest music region, and its share of total music revenue is set to edge up during the forecast period. Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific are set to lose share to the leader and Latin America.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the latest music industry forecasts published by PwC.
  • Assesses the projections for recorded-music and live sales for the next five years at a global and regional level.

Key questions answered

  • How are recorded-music sales in the next five years set to change compared with spending on tickets to live music events?
  • Which of the four main regions will experience the biggest rise in recorded-music and live sales in the next five years?

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  • Summary
  • Growth expected for recorded-music and live sales
  • Timeline for recorded-music tipping points
  • Live music set to maintain steady growth


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