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A full report on all aspects of South Korea's music industry


  • South Korea’s recorded music industry has gone through one the biggest transitions of any of the world’s music markets in the last 15 years or so. From being dominated by piracy at the turn of the century, the country is now firmly placed among the top 10 biggest music markets in the world.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all aspects of South Korea's music industry.
  • Included are the latest details on recorded music sales, retail developments, record company market shares, and royalty collections.

Key questions answered

  • What share of recorded music trade earnings comes from digital sources?
  • What is the biggest record company in South Korea?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • South Korea’s multi-format recorded music sector
  • Repertoire
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Communications services at the center of music retail
  • Digital infrastructure and access developments

Intellectual property rights

  • Intellectual property rights protection
  • Royalty collections


  • Online competition restricts broadcast radio opportunities
  • IPTV is the main TV growth sector


  • Seoul is the center of the live music sector


  • Methodology
  • Author

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