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Global Vinyl Records Market 2016-2020

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
      • Table Key facts on music industry
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Key leading vendors
    • Base year
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Consumer insights for 2015
    • Market insights
  • Global profile
    • Table World population 2009-2014 (billions of people)
    • Table World GDP per capita 2009-2014 ($)
    • Table Global employment to population ratio 2009-2014
    • Table World internet penetration rate 2009-2014
    • Table World mobile cellular subscription rate 2009-2014
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Global music industry
      • Table Global revenues of music industry by segments 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Total revenues of music industry by year 2010-2015 ($ billions)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global vinyl records retail revenue as a percentage of global music industry 2015 (%)
      • Table Global digital and physical music format by revenue in 2015 (%)
    • Global physical music market
      • Table Global physical music market ($ billions)
      • Table Global vinyl records retail revenue as a percentage of global physical music format in 2015 (%)
      • Table Global vinyl records market ($ millions)
      • Table Comparison of growth rate: Top 10 markets (2014-2015)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Market segmentation by product 2015 (% revenue)
    • Table CAGR comparison: Market segmentation by product (2015-2020)
    • Global LP/EP vinyl records market
      • Table Global Vinyl LP/EP market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global single vinyl records market
      • Table Global single vinyl market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user (by gender and age)
    • Table Market segmentation by gender 2015 (% revenue)
    • Table Market segmentation by age group 2015 (% revenue)
  • Retail distribution channels
    • Table Global retail channels for vinyl records by sale 2015 (%)
    • Table Segmentation by features 2015 (% revenue)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • US
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Japan
    • Netherlands
  • Market drivers
    • Aesthetic appeal of vinyl records
    • Promotional events like Record Store Day
    • Culture, classic, and contemporary feel of vinyl records
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Coping with the demand is a major challenge being faced by manufacturers
    • Challenge from the digital music format
    • Low investments
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Promoting vinyl record as special editions/deluxe product
      • Table Segmentation by editions: Amazon
    • Many private labels and retailers have begun promoting records
  • Changing format sales: From independent to online to subscription basis
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario: Vinyl pressing plants
    • Key focus points for players
      • Table Key focus points for players
    • Key players in the global vinyl records market
      • Table Key players in the global vinyl records market
    • Competitive assessment of top six vendors
    • GZ Media
      • Table GZ Media: Product segmentation
    • MPO International
      • Table MPO International: Business segmentation
    • Optimal Media
      • Table Optimal Media: Product segmentation
    • Record Industry
      • Table Record Industry: Product segmentation
    • United Record Pressing
      • Table United Record Pressing: Product segmentation
    • Other prominent vendors
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About Vinyl Records Market

Manufacturers are now focusing on technological advancements to maintain the strong growth. Manufacturers are adding capacity to their existing lines. From the innovation point of view, HD vinyl record format will hit the market soon. There is differential pricing across regions. Vinyl record releases in the US is sold at a lesser rate compared to that in European and Asian countries. Also, due to low availability of stock, consumers in Japan have to import vinyls to update themselves with the latest releases.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global vinyl records market to grow at a CAGR of 55.15% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global vinyl records market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the total global retail sales of albums or music collections sold on vinyl records through retail outlets or online channel.

The market is divided into the following segments based on product:

  • Vinyl Single
  • Vinyl LP/EP
Technavio's report, Global Vinyl Records Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • GZ Media
  • MPO International
  • Optimal Media
  • Record Industry
  • United Record Pressing
Other prominent vendors
  • Pallas
  • Rainbo Records
  • Quality Record Pressings
  • R.A.N.D. Muzic Record Manufacturing
  • Prime Disc
  • Independent Record Pressing
  • StereoDisk
Market driver
  • Culture, classic, and contemporary feel of vinyl records
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Coping with the demand is a major challenge being faced by manufacturers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Changing format sales: From independent to online to subscription basis
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Vinyl Records Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global vinyl records market: GZ Media, MPO International, Optimal Media, Record Industry, and United Record Pressing.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Pallas, Rainbo Records, Quality Record Pressings, R.A.N.D. Muzic Record Manufacturing, Prime Disc, Independent Record Pressing, and StereoDisk.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Promoting vinyl record as special editions/deluxe product will be a key trend for market growth. Various players are trying to differentiate their product offerings launching special and deluxe editions of their copy. The manufacturers are now coming up with tailor made art to colored versions and patterned vinyl record to induce different customer segments. Manufacturers also receive customization orders for variations. Limited editions are now more in demand for customers as people see vinyl record as a luxury niche and maintain it as a collection.”

According to the report, aesthetic appeal of vinyl records will be a key driver for market growth. Listening to music as an activity has given high importance to the digital form of music, and to the sales of digital music players. Over the years, the medium of music has changed in form and content. However, for an audiophile or a music lover, vinyl records are still considered to be an auratic product. Vinyl records still stand as one of the fastest selling and growing mediums of music, despite the acceptance of digital media.

Further, the report states that low investments will be a challenge for the market. With the high demand, the old and obsolete machines are being restored; however, manufacturers are encountering several problems. Problems such as the gas feed, which do not have enough power to provide the presses with enough output or the cooling problems, leads to delays that put surplus pressure on the supply side. In contrast to a CD format, where the majority of the section is produced in an automated way, vinyl record manufacturing chain is more of a cumbersome process and majority of the work is manually operated. Due to lack of investments, the production facilities cannot deliver in a timely manner and hence today’s labels and musicians have to wait up to four months to produce a vinyl record.

Companies Mentioned

GZ Media, MPO International, Optimal Media, Record Industry, United Record Pressing, Pallas, Rainbo Records, Quality Record Pressings, R.A.N.D. Muzic Record Manufacturing, Prime Disc, Independent Record Pressing, StereoDisk.

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