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Music & Copyright’s annual survey of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed changes in global market share for the three major music groups.


  • Recorded music leader UMG lost market share in 2014, mainly as a result of the sale of the Parlophone Label Group to WMG in 2013.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the global recorded music market shares for the three major record companies in 2014.
  • The research note assesses the global music publishing sector and details the market shares for the three major music publishers in 2014.

Key questions answered

  • Did UMG maintain its market share lead as the biggest record company in the world in 2014?
  • Which is the biggest major music publisher and the largest independent company in 2014?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Majors cede a little market share to the independents
  • National recorded music market shares
  • A healthy year for music publishing


  • Author

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