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Ovum’s recorded-music retail forecasts cover physical and digital formats and services, performance rights, and synchronization revenue.


  • In 2019, Ovum expects the retail value of recorded-music sales to increase 11% to $30.6bn, from $27.5bn in 2018.

Features and Benefits

  • Estimates retail sales of physical and digital music formats, as well as performance rights and synchronization for the years through 2024.
  • Evaluates retail sales of physical and digital music formats for 67 countries and by region and sub-region.

Key questions answered

  • What will the value of recorded-music sales be through 2024?
  • Where will retail sales come from in 2024?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Recorded-Music Retail Sales and Industry Forecast: 2019–24