PwC outlook forecasts streaming domination in digital music revenue by 2022

PwC has published its annual report of projections and predictions for the international media industry. The Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2018-2022 valued the music, radio, and podcast sector in the U.S. at $40.7 billion in 2017. The industry is projected to see a 4% compound annual growth rate to reach $49.5 billion in 2022. Continue Reading

PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook, Part 2: United States results

Yesterday we shared the top-down global overview from PwC’s Entertainment and Media Outlook. Today’s we’ll drill down into the report’s data specifically for the United States. The results point toward projected total entertainment and media revenue of $666.13 billion in 2017. Music revenue in the U.S. is projected to hit $18.3 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 5.596% for the report period. Continue Reading

PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook, Part 1: Global results

PwC has published its 18th Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021. The annual report offers intensive analysis of several entertainment industries around the world. For music, the outlook seems positive for a digital future, with streaming expected to be the top source of global revenue for the sector. If that prediction bears out, 2017 would be the first year when digital revenue will exceed physical sales on a worldwide scale. Today we’ll dive into the global data, and tomorrow will focus on just the U.S. analysis. Continue Reading