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WIN has produced three reports to date mapping the global market share of the independent sector at copyright, rather than distribution level.

The results represent the most comprehensive assessment of the global independent record label sector ever compiled.

Each one analyzes data from the previous year, covering the period 2015 to 2017.

“In an era in which diversity of all kinds is prized, yet consolidation is the norm, for a cultural sector such as music to achieve such remarkable diversity of both art and business models is truly extraordinary, and due in no small part to our ability to be strong together through our collective organisations.”

Martin Mills, Beggars Group

6.9

Billion $

Total Revenue (2017)

6.0

Billion $

Total Revenue (2016)

5.6

Billion $

Total Revenue (2015)

39.9%

Independent Market Share (2017)

38.4%

Independent Market Share (2016)

37.6%

Independent Market Share (2015)

55.9%Digital
33.1%Physical
10.4%Other

Formats (2017)

50.5%Digital
34.7%Physical
14.8%Other

Formats (2016)

46.4%Digital
41.1%Physical
12.5%Other

Formats (2015)