Number of establishments in the U.S. music industry 2007-2017, by sector

The number of music publishers in the United States dropped from 705 in 2016 to 696 in 2017, however establishments operating as sound recording studios increased in number, growing by over one hundred year on year.

Number of establishments in the music industry in the United States from 2007 to 2017, by sector

Sound recording studiosMusic publishersOther sound recording industriesIntegrated record production/distributionRecord productionRecord production and distribution (overall)
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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Note: An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted and/or services are provided. It is not necessarily identical to a company or enterprise, which may consist of one establishment or more.
For figures on record production and distribution, as of 2017 figures are no longer broken down to reflect integrated production and distribution.

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