The market dominance of Universal and Sony in the recorded music and music publising sectors remains unchecked as the latest MBW analysis shows Universal Music Group took 42.7% of total revenues accrued by the major record companies in the first half of 2015. Sony Music Enterttainment had a 33.3% share and Warner Music Group 24%. Together the three majors control about 75% of the recorded music sector.
In terms of music publishing, Sony/ATV remained way out in front with 51.2% of income in H1 2015. Universal Music Publishing had 30.3%, and Warner Chappell an 18.5% share.
Across the entire corporate groups of the major trio, including recorded music, music publishing and other operations, UMG claimed 41.2% of total revenue, with Sony following on with 36.3% and Warners 22.2%.
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