Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

Music and Video - UK - January 2009

The music and film industry has radically changed in the last couple of years, thanks to the increasing penetration of broadband – which has made it increasingly convenient for music and film lovers to buy via the web.

This has had the effect of driving more physical music and DVD sales online, as well as promoting digital downloads, ensuring that traditional high street specialists have suffered.

Content owners have also been hit by the increasing problem of illegal downloading, which has had the effect of devaluing the value of music for an entire generation of youth.

Key issues covered in the report:

  • Do music and film lovers still prefer buying physical product to digital?

  • What are the attractions of downloading music and film content?

  • What barriers are there to greater adoption of downloads over physical sales?

  • Can media owners expect to make the same level of profit from digital sales?

  • Why are film downloads less popular than music downloads?

  • What can media owners and retailers do to promote greater interest in legal downloads?

  • Where are music and film downloads consumed, and why?

  • Can Blu-ray gain momentum during the downturn?

  • Is music and film recession-proof?

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?

Succeed

Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.

Opportunities

Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.

Trusted

A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. Issues in the Market

      • Definition
        • Abbreviations
        • Future Opportunities

          • Is the physical product still the least stressful?
            • This can be expressed through the Inspire trend Stress Society
              • Implications for music and video downloading
                • Renting films will continue to grow in demand over 2009
                  • This can be best expressed through the Inspire trend Hire Hire
                    • Implications for online film rental
                    • Market in Brief

                      • General themes
                        • Retail sales
                          • Specialists suffer in the downturn
                            • Lowdown on downloading
                              • Tangible ownership
                              • Internal Market Environment

                                • Key points
                                  • More ways of playing music and video than ever
                                    • Figure 1: Device usage summary, July and October 2008
                                  • Increasing ways of finding new music and video
                                    • Figure 2: Activities conducted on a social networking website, July 2008
                                  • High-definition video gains momentum
                                  • Broader Market Environment

                                    • Key points
                                      • Broadband Britain
                                        • Figure 3: UK broadband penetration, 2004-08
                                      • Rising number of one-person households
                                        • Figure 4: UK household sizes, 2003-13
                                      • An ageing population
                                        • Figure 5: Trends in the age structure of the UK population, by gender, 2003-13
                                    • Who’s Innovating?

                                      • Spectrum is green
                                        • Intelligent recommendation and personalisation
                                          • More than one dimension
                                            • Not just a game
                                            • Market Size and Forecast

                                              • Key points
                                                • Music revenues hit hardest in 2009
                                                  • Figure 6: Physical pre-recorded music market*, at current and constant 2003 prices, 2003-13
                                                • Music model completely changing
                                                  • Similar trends to be seen in the DVD market
                                                    • Figure 7: Pre-recorded video and DVD market, at current and constant 2003 prices, 2003-13
                                                  • Downloads to account for a quarter of revenues by 2013
                                                    • Figure 8: Forecast of the pre-recorded music market, by physical and downloads, at current prices, 2003-13
                                                  • Factors used in the forecast
                                                  • Segment Performance

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • Sales continue switch toward the web
                                                        • Figure 9: Pre-recorded music market sales and percentage share, by distribution channel, 2007-09
                                                        • Figure 10: Pre-recorded music market sales, by music format, 2004-09
                                                      • Video specialists having the toughest time
                                                        • Figure 11: Pre-recorded video market sales and percentage share, by distribution channel, 2007-09
                                                      • DVD still dominates as a format
                                                        • Figure 12: Pre-recorded video market sales, by format, 2007-09
                                                    • Music Market Share

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • HMV bucks the trend
                                                          • Figure 13: Third-party provider market share, by units sold, 2006 and 2007
                                                        • Less choice on the high street – more online
                                                          • Can supermarkets continue making a loss in the crunch?
                                                          • Companies and Products

                                                            • Key points
                                                              • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                • HMV
                                                                  • Indiestore
                                                                    • iTunes
                                                                      • Play.com
                                                                        • Zavvi
                                                                          • 7digital
                                                                          • Music and Video Download Activities

                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                • Figure 14: How consumers obtain new music and video content, October 2008
                                                                              • Actual CDs and DVDs are still popular across the board
                                                                                • Music downloads will continue to win out over film
                                                                                  • Music specialists suffering as a result
                                                                                    • Illegal download a huge factor
                                                                                      • Who is downloading music legally?
                                                                                        • Streaming could be more profitable in the long run
                                                                                          • Renting video takes precedence over downloads
                                                                                          • Where Are Music Downloads Consumed?

                                                                                            • Key points
                                                                                                • Figure 15: How internet users listen to music downloads, October 2008
                                                                                              • PC still significant in the portable world
                                                                                                • Mobile: Side-loaded, not downloaded
                                                                                                  • Figure 16: Leading digital devices used to play music, by age, October 2008
                                                                                                • CDs remain a factor whilst some devices lose out
                                                                                                • Where Are Film Downloads Consumed?

                                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                                      • Figure 17: How internet users watch film downloads, October 2008
                                                                                                  • CDs Versus Music Downloads

                                                                                                    • Key points
                                                                                                        • Figure 18: Attitudes towards music downloads and CDs, October 2008
                                                                                                      • Age plays a major part in determining attitudes
                                                                                                        • Figure 19: Selected attitudes towards music downloads, by gender and age, October 2008
                                                                                                      • Cheap and cheerful…
                                                                                                        • But quality is an issue for some
                                                                                                          • Downloads: Low feelings of security compared to CDs
                                                                                                            • Downloads and CDs: Just as convenient to buy
                                                                                                              • Affecting the enjoyment levels
                                                                                                              • DVDs Versus Film Downloads

                                                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                                                    • Figure 20: Attitudes towards film downloads and DVDs, October 2008
                                                                                                                  • Still mainly the preserve of the young
                                                                                                                    • Picture quality and usability key issues
                                                                                                                    • Factors Motivating Consumers to Download More

                                                                                                                      • Key points
                                                                                                                        • Illegal downloads
                                                                                                                          • Figure 21: Factors that would encourage internet users to download more film, October 2008
                                                                                                                        • Promoting film downloads
                                                                                                                          • Usability issues
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Music and Video Download Activities

                                                                                                                            • Ever done
                                                                                                                              • Figure 22: How consumers obtain new music and video content (ever done – in the last 12 months and beyond), by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 23: How consumers obtain new music and video content (ever done – in the last 12 months and beyond), by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                            • In the last 12 months
                                                                                                                              • Figure 24: How consumers obtain new music and video content (in the last 12 months), by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 25: How consumers obtain new music and video content (in the last 12 months), by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                            • Longer than 12 months ago
                                                                                                                              • Figure 26: How consumers obtain new music and video content (longer than 12 months ago), by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 27: How consumers obtain new music and video content (longer than 12 months ago), by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Where Are Music Downloads Consumed?

                                                                                                                              • Figure 28: How internet users consume music they have downloaded, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Where Are Film Downloads Consumed?

                                                                                                                              • Figure 29: How internet users consume film they have downloaded, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – CDs Versus Music Downloads

                                                                                                                              • Figure 30: Attitudes towards music downloads, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 31: Attitudes towards music downloads, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 32: Attitudes towards music CDs, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 33: Attitudes towards music CDs, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – DVDs Versus Film Downloads

                                                                                                                              • Figure 34: Attitudes towards movie downloads, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 35: Attitudes towards movie downloads, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 36: Attitudes towards movie DVDs, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 37: Attitudes towards movie DVDs, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Factors Motivating Consumers to Download More

                                                                                                                              • Figure 38: Factors that would encourage internet users to download more music, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 39: Factors that would encourage internet users to download more music, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 40: Factors that would encourage internet users to download more film, by detailed demographics, October 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 41: Factors that would encourage internet users to download more film, by detailed demographics, October 2008

                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                          • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                          • Bebo Inc
                                                                                                                          • Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                          • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
                                                                                                                          • British Market Research Bureau (BMRB)
                                                                                                                          • British Phonographic Industry Ltd (The) [BPI]
                                                                                                                          • British Video Association (BVA)
                                                                                                                          • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                          • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                          • Fopp Ltd
                                                                                                                          • Google UK
                                                                                                                          • Government Actuary's Department (GAD)
                                                                                                                          • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                          • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                          • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                          • Microsoft Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                          • MVC Entertainment Ltd
                                                                                                                          • MySpace.com
                                                                                                                          • Napster Inc.
                                                                                                                          • Netflix, Inc.
                                                                                                                          • Nintendo UK Entertainment Ltd
                                                                                                                          • Nokia Corporation (UK)
                                                                                                                          • Ofcom
                                                                                                                          • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                          • Recording Industry Association of America [RIAA]
                                                                                                                          • Sony (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                          • T-Mobile (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                          • Virgin Media Ltd
                                                                                                                          • Virgin Mobile
                                                                                                                          • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                          • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                          • Woolworths Group plc
                                                                                                                          • YouTube, Inc.
                                                                                                                          • Zavvi

                                                                                                                          Music and Video - UK - January 2009

                                                                                                                          £1,995.00 (Excl.Tax)