Ranking The World's Top Music & Audio Suppliers
...the world to make music. The German philosopher Nietzsche famously observed, “Life without music would be a mistake,” and if time spent listening to music is any gauge, most of the world seems to share his opinion. Thus, the 225 enterprises included on this roster should not be seen as mere commercial entities, but rather essential safeguards that prevent life from becoming a “mistake.” It’s easy to lose sight of this higher purpose in the daily grind of meeting sales quotas, cajoling balky customers, and managing expenses. But, if ever there was an industry that nurtured one of mankind’s more admirable pastimes, it’s this one.
This latest 225 ranking reflects an industry continuing to emerge from the 2008 financial melt-down. Different enterprises on the roster face distinctly different challenges, from wood scarcity to the impact of inexpensive iPad apps. However, there is consensus that the industry is going through a low-growth period. That said, while top-line performance may be slower than hoped for, innovation and improvement are continuing at a rapid pace. That, more than anything else, bodes well for the future.
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