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2016 Market Research Report on Sound Recording Industries Industry

Current Research on the Sound Recording Industries Industry

This section provides answers to fundamental and critical questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. What is the Sound Recording Industries industry outlook?
  3. Has the market grown or declined?
  4. What is the market growth rate?
  5. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  6. What is the industry size and average company size?
  7. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Sound Recording Industries industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Sound Recording Industries industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

market size 2016
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Statistics 2010        2011        2012        2013        2014        2015
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data

Market Forecast - Sound Recording Industries[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Sound Recording Industries future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Sound Recording Industries industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Licensing Of Rights To Use Musical Compositions

In Broadcast Performances (I.E., Broadcast Performance Rights)

To Reproduce & Distribute Recordings (I.E., Mechanical Rights)

In Television Programs (I.E., Television Synchronization Rights)

To Record/Reproduce For Com Use, Ex For Distr As Phonorecords

In Other Works

Licensing Of International Rights To Pub Dom Musical Compositions

Licensing Of Rights To Use Musical Recordings

To Copy Onto Another Record

Domestic Rights To Distribute Recordings

Musical Phonorecords

Musical Compact Discs

Electronic Musical Phonorecords

Music Videos & DVDs

Print Music

Print Music - Sheet Music, Folios, & Electronic Musical Text

Studio Recording Services For Music Clients

Studio Recording Services For Radio Material

Studio Recording Services For Radio Material - Radio Spots

Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design

Sound Integration & Synchronization

Other Sound Services For Audiovisual Works

All Other Operating Receipts

All Other Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower market share than average.

U.S. map of Sound Recording Industries by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of an "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis - Sound Recording Industries

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Sound Recording IndustriesIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Sound Recording Industries industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Sound Recording Industries measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity Ratios - Sound Recording IndustriesIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 11%

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Top Executives 6%
Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers 6%
General and Operations Managers6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10%
Business Operations Specialists 7%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 7%
Media and Communication Workers 5%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 25%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 23%
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 7%
Sound Engineering Technicians 16%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Companies in Sound Recording Industries and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Sound Recording Industries market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Sound Recording Industries Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Sound Recording Industries market research on key company news, and Sound Recording Industries statistics.

The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.

Government Contracts Related to Sound Recording Industries

In 2014, the federal government spent a total of $2,515,381 on Sound Recording Industries. It has awarded 171 contracts to 58 companies, with an average value of $43,369 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Sound Recording Industries to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Sound Recording IndustriesOpportunity/Threat
Video Postproduction Services
Teleproduction & Other Postproduction Services
Sound Recording & Audio Production Studios Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design are less than those from Sound Recording Industries. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design sales, taking market share from this industry.
Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design Product Sales Report