Digital Music Sales Will Surpass Physical Next YearAdded: Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
A market forecasting firm, Strategy Analytics, claims that physical CD sales will be decreasing this year by almost a third. Meanwhile, a growth of digital music revenues are predicted to reach $2.8 billion, which for the first time will put digital music sales on top.
Strategy Analytics carried out a survey which claims that by 2012 American consumers will spend more money on digital music than on physical CDs. The report entitled “Global Recorded Music Market Forecast” revealed that physical CD revenues have already declined over 15% in 2010 and would keep declining by another 29% in 2011. At the same time, as the report reads, digital music revenues are still increasing, reaching $2.8 billion in 2012, thus surpassing CD sales. Director of Digital Media research at Strategy Analytic, Martin Olausson, admitted that in fact digital music wasn’t developing as fast as it had been expected. This means that while online revenues will keep growing over the next five years, the overall amount of the recorded music industry will be contracting, since record labels would be struggling to find growth strategies.
The market forecasting company says that while single track downloads are going to remain the most important source of the online music revenue, there will be more important models over the coming years, including advertising and subscription ones. The forecast for 2015 revenues breakdown is the following: about 40% would belong to single track downloads, over 30% – to album downloads subscription, while subscription and advertising will hold 15% each.
As for today, music companies are recommended to look beyond download-to-own model in order to see digital revenue growth. Rightly enough, with fast adoption of countrywide broadband and connected devices, music fans are expecting more flexibility from the content owners and wider consumption choices. In fact, the report should bolster opponents of the music industry’s fight on unauthorized file-sharing, because it reveals that it’s consumer tastes that is largely behind the decrease in physical CD sales. So, for digital music is much cheaper and offers more options to “cherry pick” music tracks, the digital and physical profits will never equal one another.
April 16th,2011Posted by:
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
|well duh, who buys cd players anymore, everything is mp3 now.|
|I've said the same thing as many other posters have also. The RIAA and even the MPAA have ignored the market and technology for one reason and one reason only CONTROL...|
You also have to remember the RIAA and yes even the MPAA ARE NOT THE PERFORMERS, RECORD COMPANY OR EVEN THE MOVIE COMPANY. They are only and organization claims to represent the performer or COPYRIGHT HOLDER which is most likely the DISTRIBUTOR..
Think of it this way? Why would a movie producer or Music Performer need even a Movie Co. or Record Co. to record and distribute their product through a Distributor when they can do it directly to you and I?
Why would they have to spend Hundreds or Tens of millions of dollars to a DISTRIBUTOR?
Think of the millions they would save and the prices of their product to you and I should go down?
Major film studio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A major film studio is a movie production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box-office revenues in a given market. In the North American, Western, and global markets, the major film studios, often simply known as the majors, are commonly regarded as the six diversified media conglomerates whose various movie production and distribution subsidiaries command approximately 90 percent of the U.S. and Canadian box office. The term may also be applied more specifically to the primary movie business subsidiary of each respective conglomerate. The "Big Six" majors, whose movie operations are based in or around Hollywood, are all centered in film studios active during Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s. In three cases—20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., and Paramount—the studios were one of the "Big Five" majors during that era as well. In two cases—Columbia and Universal—the studios were also considered majors, but in the next tier down, part of the "Little Three." In the sixth case, Walt Disney Studios was an independent production company during the Golden Age; it was an important Hollywood entity, but not a major.
Most of today's Big Six control subsidiaries with their own distribution networks that concentrate on arthouse pictures (e.g., Fox Searchlight) or genre films (e.g., Sony's Screen Gems); several of these specialty units were shut down or sold off between 2008 and 2010. The six major movie studios are contrasted with smaller movie production and/or distribution companies, which are known as independents or "indies". The leading independent producer/distributors—Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, CBS Films, and former major studio MGM—are sometimes referred to as "mini-majors". From 1998 through 2005, DreamWorks SKG commanded a large enough market share to arguably qualify it as a seventh major, despite its relatively small output. In 2006, DreamWorks was acquired by Viacom, Paramount's corporate parent. In late 2008, DreamWorks once again became an independent production company; its films will be distributed by Touchstone Pictures.
The major studios are today primarily backers and distributors of films whose actual production is largely handled by independent companies—either long-running entities or ones created for and dedicated to the making of a specific film. The specialty divisions often simply acquire distribution rights to pictures with which the studio has had no prior involvement. While the majors do a modicum of true production, their activities are focused more in the areas of development, financing, marketing, and merchandising.
Most Popular Stories