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PwC has published its annual assessment and forecasts for the recorded-music and live music sectors.


  • Digital music revenue is forecast to rise, from $16.3bn in 2018, to $24.5bn in 2022. The digital music share of total recorded-music revenue is expected to end the forecast period at 75%.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest recorded-music and live industry forecasts from PwC.
  • Explains why PwC believes recorded-music revenue will overtake live revenue this year and gradually increase its lead.

Key questions answered

  • How much will consumers spend on recorded music in 2022?
  • What will be the combined recorded and live music revenue total in 2022?

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  • Summary
  • Positive expectations for the recorded-music and live sectors
  • Digital music and access service tipping points
  • Live music the steady growth sector


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