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Q: Majors market share 2005 ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Majors market share 2005
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: maurizioat-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 27 Nov 2006 09:35 PST
Expires: 27 Dec 2006 09:35 PST
Question ID: 785951
I'm looking for worldwhile market share in music market between the 5
(or 4) majors and the indipendent companies (or "indies"). The public
data on IFPI website cover presently only digital market, I'm looking
for the whole one.
The data until 2004 were available, and are for example available at
this url
Subject: Re: Majors market share 2005
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 27 Nov 2006 09:57 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear maurizioat,

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the 2005 world music market was
divided up as follows:

- Independent labels had a world market share of 18.13%

- The four majors had a combined total world market share of 81.87%.
Their individual shares were:

- Universal Music Group: 31.71%

- Sony BMG Music Entertainment: 25.61% (13.83% Sony, 11.78% BMG)

- Warner Music Group: 15%

- EMI Group: 9.55%



Wikipedia: World Music Market - Reported Statistics

Undercover: Universal is the biggest Music Company of 2005

Search terms used:
"music market" 2005 shares
world "music market" Nielsen 2005 warner emi sony

Request for Answer Clarification by maurizioat-ga on 28 Nov 2006 14:06 PST
I received the answer and it seemed OK, I even closed it. But I
noticed afterwards that on Undercover website (linked in the answer)
the same percentages cited on Wikipedia and derived by Nielsen
Soundscan (from a report not edited online, as far as I remember) are
referred to US market, instead of the worldwide one.
Is Undercover wrong? What are the real scope of the numbers?
Many thanks
maurizioat-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
A complete and fast answer. Fully satisfied.

Subject: Re: Majors market share 2005
From: probonopublico-ga on 27 Nov 2006 12:11 PST
Hi, Scriptor

Take a look at Question ID: 784472.

It's directed at you and you may have missed it by 'taking a few days off'.


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