skip to main content


Recorded music is a growth sector, with record-company financials and trade sales results indicating a bright future. However, there are some issues that require consideration, particularly regarding the price of a music subscription.


  • Although the direct single user price is now firmly established and unlikely to change for the foreseeable future, the uptake of the family plan, whereby a single account allows access for six users, and its impact on streaming service revenue and user numbers, is starting to raise a few eyebrows.

Features and Benefits

  • Gives an overview of the current music streaming sector, particularly with regards to future growth.
  • Looks at the potential problems of rising costs forcing services to consider price rises.

Key questions answered

  • Which streaming services pay the highest per-stream rates?
  • Just how popular are music subscription service family plans?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • All smiles for the recorded-music industry
  • Service dominance and the pressure on streaming rates
  • The difficult question of price


  • Author