Music Publishers Industry · Market Research Report

Music Publishers · Market Size and Industry Forecast

Pell Research's music publishers report analyzes current industry size and predicts future trends. It provides overall industry revenue from 2014 through the present, and predicts industry growth and decline through 2024. Total revenue includes both public and private companies.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Music Publishers Industry Revenue
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Historical market size and five-year projections show growth trends in industry sales and revenue. This economic model is based on short- and long-term trends. The industry size is determined by total revenue generated within the industry from all products and services sold. Growth and decline in the industry shows total opportunity for companies. The music publishers research report reveals both the historical trends and five-year forecast, calculated by Pell Research's econometric models. Market share, measured in billions of dollars, includes both public and private companies. Use this information to identify industry trends and predict future growth patterns.

Music Publishers · Geographic Breakdown by State

Market size by state is used to evaluate local opportunity and measure the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Use data by state to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for music publishers companies in the U.S.

Music Publishers Revenue by State

Market Share by State

Music Publishers · Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Music Publishers
Small Business (< 5 employees)


Small Business (5-20)
Midsized Business (20-100)
Large Business (100-500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Music Publishers · Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Pell Research analyzes financial statements to determine the industry average forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Music Publishers · Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow you to compare how a business is performing against its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Music Publishers · Product Mix

Product Description Description Revenue
($ Millions)
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)
Licensing of international rights to pub dom musical compositions
Print music
In television programs (i.e., television synchronization rights)
Print music - sheet music, folios, & electronic musical text
In other works
To record/reproduce for com use, ex for distr as phonorecords

Music Publishers · Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 12%


Top Executives 5%
Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 5%
General and Operations Managers 5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 12%
Business Operations Specialists 10%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 11%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 9%
Producers and Directors 8%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 25%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 24%
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 6%
Sound Engineering Technicians 17%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%

Music Publishers Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date May 2019
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $500

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