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JUST RELEASED Industry Posts Second Biggest Year

Shipments of music gear were adversely impacted by shifts in consumer spending patterns and rising inflation

The retail value of music products declined in 2022 as the COVID related surge that drove record sales in 2021 subsided. Nevertheless, 2022’s industry shipments represented the second biggest year in history, and was higher than the pre-COVID levels of 2019. Despite significant volumes, the year closed on a cautious note. After robust results in the first half, retailers reported that sales cooled in the second half, likely the result of economic uncertainty, a sinking stock market, and consumers shifting their discretionary spending towards travel and other out of home activities........

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JUST RELEASED 2023 Global 225

Top 225 Companies Ranked By Sales & Dollar Values For The World’s Top 47 M.I. Markets

The world’s 225 largest music products suppliers represent a diverse collection of businesses that includes traditional instrument makers, software companies, audio equipment manufacturers, and contract manufacturers, not to mention distributors capable of managing a complex supply chain. From a quantitative standpoint, the roster is equally varied, running the gamut from Yamaha Corporation, a diversified $3.3 billion enterprise to highly specialized..…..

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JUST RELEASED 2nd Quarter 2023 Import Report For USA

Imports Of Fretted Instruments Collapse In Second Quarter To Historic Lows. 
Is the trend driven by a changing market, massive inventories, or a combination of the two?

The value of imports of musical instruments and audio gear plummeted year over year in the second quarter of 2023, the steepest decline ever recorded in the two decades since we began compiling this report. With the exception of bowed stringed instruments and musical instrument strings, every other product category tracked in this report recorded a….....

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JUST RELEASED The 2023 Market Report For Musical Instrument & Audio Accessories

New report includes sales data for more than two dozen different accessory products.

The accessory category, which includes a wide variety of small goods that complement all musical instruments and audio products, enjoyed strong results in 2022. The estimated retail value of Accessory products shipped to the specialized m.i. distribution channel and sold direct to consumer by manufacturers advanced to a record level from the previous year. In this detailed report… ...

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Thalia Capos Retools For Medical Gear

With experience in the medical device field, founder Chris Bradley puts his shop into service for pandemic fight.

Bay Area accessories maker Thalia Capos is retooling to build a simple but potentially life-saving device to help medical teams caring for critical COVID-19 patients. In addition...

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FEATURED DATA REPORTS
                        

Complete Music Industry Sales Report: 2023 Edition

Find detailed sales statistics on all music and sound equipment: 55 different categories, average unit prices, sales by price point, unit volume, retail and wholesale margins, year-to-date, and 10-year historical data. 

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The State of the Online Retail Marketplace: 2023 Edition

The top 50 online music retailers worldwide, ranked by revenues – plus contact information, base country, employee count, products carried, and year-to-year trends.
Three years of data included.

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COMPLETE DATA

TOP 100 SUPPLIERS REPORT


The 100 leading U.S. music companies ranked by the most recent full-year revenues. Also included: employee count and chief executive for each ranked company, plus complete analysis. Excel version includes company contact information and ten years of data. 

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TOP 200 RETAILERS REPORT


The 200 leading U.S. music retailers ranked by the most recent full-year revenues. Also included: employee and store counts, productivity statistics, products carried, and year-to-year trends – plus complete analysis. Excel version includes company contact information and five years of data. 

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GLOBAL 225 REPORT


This two-part report includes: 1) A list of the leading 225 music companies around the world, ranked by the most recent full year revenues – plus employee count, CEO, base country, and web address for each. 2) Basic sales and demographic data on 47 countries where music products are sold. Includes complete analysis. Excel version includes two years of country data and five years of company data. 

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MUSIC INDUSTRY CENSUS REPORT


Comprehensive U.S. data on 55 product categories across the music products industry. Find ten years of figures showing sales by unit volume, wholesale and retail value, average unit price, and year-to-year trends. A complete analysis is included.

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The best price on Music Trades' four most popular reports: the Music Industry Census, Top 100 Suppliers Report, Top 200 Retailers Report, and Top 225 Global Report 

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INTERNATIONAL DEALER SALES REPORT


Find sales and company data – including revenues plus employee and location counts – for 328 leading retailers in 59 countries where music products are sold. Includes complete analysis and company profiles on standout retailers around the world. Excel version includes contact information and market data by country. 

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QUARTERLY RETAIL SALES REPORT


A snapshot of the latest U.S. sales in 15 music products categories, plus regional data, analysis, and trends going back eight quarters.

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IMPORT TRACKER


The most recent quarter's import figures for key music products categories by product type, price point, and country of origin, plus year-to-year trends and analysis.

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THE STATE OF THE ONLINE RETAIL MARKETPLACE


The top 50 online music retailers worldwide, ranked by revenues – plus contact information, base country, employee count, products carried, and year-to-year trends. Three years of data included.

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2023 ACCESSORY MARKET ANALYSIS


This all-new report presents three years of data on U.S. retail and wholesale volumes for all key musical instrument and audio accessories that collectively accounted for over $1.2 billion in retail sales in 2022. 

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