World Music Sales Fell in 2013Added: Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Statistics published today by the IFPI reveal that music labels are again in trouble after a 0.3% rise in2012, the first year of growth since 1999.Last year, global recorded music revenues fell by 3.9% to $15bn, even despite income from subscription streaming services rising sharply.
The IFPI blames a sharp drop in Japan for the decline, as the country showed a 17% dip in sales while accounting for over 20% of global revenues. If you factored Japan out, global sales could have been almost stable in 2013.The figures reveal that physical music sales of CDs and vinyl dropped by 12%, while digital revenues increased 4%. There, sales of downloads fell by 2% while subscription streaming income increased 50%. The experts point out that streaming’s first $1bn year is unlikely to dampen the debate about whether this growth is making up for the decline of CDs, and of download sales as well.
In the meantime, the IFPI’s report strongly backs streaming, emphasizing overall growth in the US and 5 largest European music markets: Britain, Germany,France, Italy and the Netherlands. While there were 8 million paying subscribers to subscription services in 2011, today there are 28 million. It is clear that ad-supported and subscription streams are rising in most markets.
Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer may account for 50% of those 28 million streaming subscribers. For instance,Deezer announced 4 months ago that it had 5 million paying subscribers, while Spotify had over 9 million.The report quoted executives from streaming music services appreciating the model, despite criticism from musicians including Thom Yorke and David Byrne, who fear it would only benefit major labels and established artists most.
The report also revealed the top-selling album of 2013: One Direction’s Midnight Memories. It sold 4 million copies, both physical and digital. The second place was taken by Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (3.8 million copies), and the third line is hold by Justin Timber lake’s The 20/20 Experience (3.6 million)Strong digital growth in emerging markets was noted, including Argentina (digital revenues increased 69% in 2013), Peru (up 149%) and South Africa (up 107%).
Talking about piracy, the IFPI’s report claimed that 61% of people have used a licensed music service in the last 6 months, compared to 26% who access unlicensed services. However, piracy is still called an “overriding obstacle to market development in most emerging markets”. The music groups point out that they are focused on creating a fair playing field, supported by strong laws and effective enforcement.
This is why the report calls for more action including Internet service providers blocking access to piracy websites; search engines demoting such services in their ranking algorithms; and for codes of conduct to ensure ads aren’t placed on infringing websites.Still, the report is focused on the benefits provided by legitimate music services – streams, downloads or both.
March 27th,2014Posted by:
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
|hmmm let mee see will if you didnt charge 15 and 20$$ for most cds u might actually get alot more people buying them but no you want to rob everyone so the record companys get what they deserve|
|RIAA will point their crooked fingers at piracy for this. The lack of sales is not from downloads. Nor will it matter if they sell CD's for $10 or less. The majority of music in this era SUCKS and nobody wants it. You want good music, you go underground and buy directly from the artists and/or give donations.|
|posted by (2014-03-28 06:53:10)|
|Perhaps the kids of this generation have woken up to the fact that they are still being charged too much for music and most of it would be too dear even if it was free.|
I thought we were lead to believe, that when cassettes were introduced, that was going to be the death of music companies and new groups! Even when reel to reel appeared they were saying the same thing and yes, I spent many a night recording Radio Luxembourg onto reel to reel!
|posted by (2014-03-28 08:45:00)|
|ofc way to much crap got rls last year its not to do with piratcy|
|World Music Sales Fell in 2013,and the further|
they fall the better,1 good song per cd is the average,
the rest trash.
|Very simple. If they start making better music, maybe|
more people would buy CD's. It's a dirty shame the way
these bands and groups make music these days. One could
easily download just about any type of music right on
YouTube alone for free.
Bring back the 80's 90's Riot Grrrl sound back, lol.
|The only band that ever put out what was called an album in those days,with consistently good songs on the whole thing,were the Beatles.No one before or sense has done this or even tries to do it.It's all about the money now it was then to but not so cut throat the doors,and Michael Jackson came a little close,but only by a shade.|
|there is a world wide recession its getting to the point now were you only have enough money for day to day living,ie food and keeping a roof over your head.cd's and dvd's are way down the list of essentials.as other's have said they cost too much and are full of poor filler tracks.|
|@trialNerror, true that!|
|posted by (2014-03-31 06:26:56)|
|@Firefoxsniper ... There are MANY other groups from the 70's to the 90's that put out REALLY good albums, but I'll only mention some of the greatest ... QUEEN, THE BEE GEES, ABBA, Elton John, and Elvis Presley.|
These artists/groups consistently put out #1 singles and albums during their careers. However I DO agree with you about the music of the modern era (last dozen years or so) ... it's CRAP (or should that be cRAP? Rap music the death of good music everywhere). There have only been a handful of good music artists recently, and most of them are under-appreciated.
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