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The Digital Music Market Outlook: Evolving business models, key players, new challenges and future prospects

The Digital Music Market Outlook: Evolving business models, key players, new challenges and future prospects

The Digital Music Market Outlook: changing business requirements Models, key players, new challenges and future prospects

The growing proliferation of broadband and mobile technologies and the widespread adoption of smartphones and portable music players continue to drive the digital music market. The music industry landscape has profound structural change, as companies from other Sectors are integrated into the music sales, and transform business models to adapt to changing market demands. Piracy remains a major concern of Industry, with losses running into billions of illegal downloads. "The Digital Music Market Outlook: Evolving business models, key players, new challenges and Perspectives "is a new report published by Business Insights that analyzes the growth of the digital music market and the recent changes in industry structure and business models. The report examines the growth drivers and inhibitors of the market, emerging regions, industry challenges and the future Market prospects. It also offers detailed profiles of the leading digital music service providers including an examination of the processes, services, finance and strategic Outlook.

Key chapters:

The Digital Music Market Outlook

Executive Summary 10

Digital Music – The New Era 10

Key markets 11

The value chain and emerging business models 12

Key challenges 14

Perspectives for the future 15

Key Player 17

Chapter 1 Introduction 20

What is this report about? 20

Methodology and definitions 21

Chapter 2 Digital Music – a new era 24

Abstract 24

Global Market Overview 25

Market size and growth 25

Segmentation – online and mobile music components 27

Digital music and more popular younger consumers 29

Growth drivers 31

The increasing proliferation of broadband and mobile technologies 31

Soaring sales of smart phones and portable players 33

Expanding online catalogs and DRM-free strategy 34

Key trends 34

Innovative Marketing drives the market forward 34

Move towards DRM-free tracks 35

Emerging partnerships throughout the Value chain 35

Contact artist directly to fans 36

Increased involvement of local governments and ISPs in the control of piracy, 36

Chapter 3 Key markets 38

Abstract 38

Developed Markets 39

U.S. 39

Japan 44

UK 52

France 56

Germany 57

Emerging Markets 57

China 57

India 59

Brazil 60

Chapter 4 of the value chain and development

Business models 64

Abstract 64

The Virtual Music value chain 65

67 artists

Record Labels / 67 production companies

IP 68 protection of the rights body

Physical retailers 68

Digital music retailers 68

Consumer 70

A-la-carte downloads from subscription services 71

Key new business models 73

Advertising Supported Services 73

Artist led distribution channels 75

Link with the brands, goods and mobile phone games 76

Music services access for ISPs and mobile operators 78

Partnerships along the value chain 79

Flexible Pricing 81

Chapter five main Challenges 84

Abstract 84

Introduction 85

Piracy – the digital music industry, 85 Plague

Depth of the problem 85

Piracy extends across geographies 87

Steps to curb piracy 88

The role of ISPs and government support 89

Legal action against P2P networks in 1990

Initiatives by record companies in 1990

Interoperability problems – searching for an effective DRM system 91

Determining the right price for digital music in 1992

Chapter 6 Future prospects 94

Summary 94

Strong growth continues in 1995

Industrial and emerging economies in 1995

The future face of the music – music to go in 1996

Graduating to full-track downloads and music videos in 1996

Evolution of business models in 1997

Subscription model is the key to the future 97

Ad-supported services is more popular in 1997

Labels Closer to the consumer directly in 1997

Cashing in over 98 live music

Taking advantage of the popularity of social networks in 1998

Emergence of new business models in 1998

Changes in the pricing mechanisms 99

Technological innovation and progress in 1999

MP3 player market grow with innovations in 1999

Technology allows music on the go in 1999

The convergence of the different formats, devices and channels 100

Audio Formats and Quality 100

Music piracy 100

Music piracy is rampant in most of the younger consumers 100

Collective efforts necessary to curtail piracy 101

Chapter 7 Key Player 104

Abstract 104

Digital music retailers 105

iTunes Music Store 105

Overview 105

Service Options 105

Operational and financial performance 107

Strategy 109

eMusic 110

Overview 110

Service Options 111

Operational and financial capacity 112

Strategy 113

Music 114

Overview 115

Service Options 115

Operational and financial capacity 116

Strategy 117

Rhapsody 118

Overview 118

Service Options 119

Operational and financial capacity 120

Strategy 122

Amazon MP3 123

Overview 123

Service Options 123

Operational and financial capacity 124

Strategy 124

7digital 125

Overview 125

Service Options 125

Operational and financial performance 126

Strategy 126

Wal-Mart Music Downloads 127

Overview 127

127 Service Offers

Operational and financial capacity 128

Strategy 128

Appendix 130

Index 130

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