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Forecasts at a glance

Strong growth in digital music propels the total market

The disparity between digital and physical music sales continues to widen

Australian snapshot

Music data tables

Music market (A$ millions)
Historical data Forecast data
AUD 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2018-2022 CAGR
Australia 1,414 1,356 1,319 1,294 1,401 1,489 1,600 1,677 1,741 1,792
% change -4.1% -2.7% -1.9% 8.3% 6.3% 7.4% 4.9% 3.8% 2.9% 5.0%


Physical distribution (A$ millions)
Historical data Forecast data
AUD 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2018-2022 CAGR
Australia 223 182 177 151 135 117 101 85 71 58
% change -18.4% -2.7% -14.7% -10.6% -13.1% -14.1% -15.3% -16.6% -18.3% -15.5%
Source: ARIA


Digital distribution (A$ millions)
Historical data Forecast data
AUD 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2018-2022 CAGR
Australia 385 375 415 492 589 679 767 848 912 959
% change -2.6% 10.7% 18.6% 19.7% 15.2% 13.1% 10.5% 7.5% 5.2% 10.2%
2016 figure has been updated to reflect most recently available information
Source: ARIA


Live music (A$ millions)
Historical data Forecast data
AUD 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2018-2022 CAGR
Australia 806 799 727 651 677 693 731 744 759 775
% change -0.9% -9.0% -10.5% 4.0% 2.4% 5.5% 1.7% 2.0% 2.1% 2.7%