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Cloud Music Services Market Size - By Service Type (Cloud Music Streaming [Subscription-based, AD-based], Cloud Music Storage [Personal Music Storage, Sync and Access]), Platform (Mobile Device, Web-based), End-user (Individual, Business) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6913
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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Cloud Music Services Market Size

Cloud Music Services Market size was valued at USD 14.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 10.5% between 2023 and 2032, owing to the accessibility to the vast library of songs & playlists. The music industry is thriving due to the integration of cloud services, which is providing access to music over the internet. Cloud services assist in streaming high-quality music and eliminating the need to purchase music records. The application of cloud services is benefiting the music streaming industry by allowing listeners to access the extensive volumes of music libraries and curated playlists


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The proliferation of 5G networks is significantly augmenting the market growth by enabling seamless & high-quality music streaming experiences. The 5G network offers faster download & upload speeds, lower latency, and increased network capacity, thereby ensuring uninterrupted streaming even in crowded areas. This technology facilitates quicker access to vast music libraries, enhances real-time user interactions, and supports high-definition audio streaming, ultimately improving user satisfaction and encouraging more people to subscribe to cloud music services


Limited internet connectivity in certain regions remains a significant challenge for the cloud music services market. Poor internet connectivity affects the quality of music streaming, which leads to poor music experience and might discourage potential subscribers. This digital divide not only affects individual users but also poses challenges for the service providers trying to expand their reach. These providers must navigate the complexities of bridging this gap to ensure equal access to their services worldwide.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had positive impacts on the cloud music services industry. With more people staying at home due to lockdowns and social distancing measures, there was a significant surge in the demand for digital entertainment including music streaming services. Many individuals turned to cloud music platforms for entertainment, relaxation, and social connections, leading to a substantial increase in subscriptions and user engagement. This trend accelerated the adoption of digital music platforms and contributed to market size.


Cloud Music Services Market Trends

The exclusive features in music streaming applications are driving the cloud music services industry growth. Platforms are offering exclusive content & features to promote music with the music banner on top of the music platform. It creates a unique value proposition and allows users to explore the latest & diverse music options across the platform.


For instance, in September 2023, Spotify, a leading music streaming platform, launched showcase, a new feature that enables artists to promote their music directly on the platform's home feed. Through Showcase, artists can present individual songs or entire albums as mobile banners, specifically targeting listeners in 30 markets. This feature allows artists to pay for increased visibility & engagement, providing them with a valuable tool to reach a wider audience and enhance their presence on Spotify. These offerings attract subscribers, enhance user retention, and differentiate services in a competitive market.


Cloud Music Services Market Analysis

 Cloud Music Services Market Size, By Service Type, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on service type, the cloud music streaming segment recorded around 65% of the cloud music services market share in 2022. The emergence of exclusive classical music streaming services is driving momentum in the market. These specialized platforms offer curated collections of classical music, thereby attracting a niche audience of enthusiasts.


For instance, in March 2023, Apple launched a specialized music streaming service centered around classical music, stemming from its acquisition of Primephonic, a music platform based in Amsterdam, in 2021. The new app, Apple Music Classical, provides subscribers with the access to an extensive library of over five million classical music tracks and a wide array of curated playlists, thereby specifically catering to the classical music enthusiasts within the Apple Music ecosystem. Such exclusivity caters to specific music preferences and broadens the market appeal, bolstering the overall growth & diversification of cloud music streaming services.


Cloud Music Services Market Share, By Platform, 2022

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Based on platform, the mobile devices segment held over 60% of the cloud music services market share in 2022. Mobile apps are tailored for optimal user experiences, offering intuitive interfaces that simplify music discovery and playback. These apps are designed with user convenience in mind, thereby ensuring easy navigation and seamless interactions. Users can effortlessly explore music with features such as personalized recommendations, curated playlists, and social sharing options.


Mobile apps often incorporate innovative functionalities, such as offline listening and voice commands, thereby enhancing the overall music streaming experience for users on smartphones and tablets. The convenience and seamless interactions associated with mobile apps are propelling the mobile devices segment growth within the market.


U.S. Cloud Music Services Market Size, 2021 -2032, (USD Billion)

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North America cloud music services market accounted for 30% of the revenue share in 2022. Partnerships and integrations are playing a pivotal role in propelling the North America market demand. The strategic alliances with telecommunication giants, entertainment platforms, and device manufacturers are significantly expanding market reach.


Telecom partnerships often bundle music streaming subscriptions with mobile plans, making these services more accessible to a broader audience. Collaborations with entertainment platforms lead to cross-promotion, thereby allowing users to explore a wider array of content. The integration with various devices including smart speakers and connected TV is also enhancing user convenience, which is further driving market revenue by tapping into the diverse consumer segments.


Cloud Music Services Market Share

Major companies operating in the cloud music services industry include:

  • Spotify AB
  • Apple Inc.
  • Amazon.com Inc.
  • YouTube Music
  • Dropbox
  • NetEase Inc.
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group

Spotify AB and Apple Inc. are dominant players in the market due to their vast music catalogs, user-friendly apps, personalized playlists, offline listening options, and global reach. Spotify's free tier and Apple's ecosystem integration, along with consistent innovation, have attracted millions of users. Their brand recognition and exclusive content deals solidify their leadership in the highly competitive market.

Cloud Music Services Industry News

  • In October 2023, Label Foundation, a pioneering Web 3.0 music platform, entered into a partnership with LG Electronics to introduce Tracks, an innovative Web3-based music streaming service. This groundbreaking collaboration marked the first instance where Web3 technology was seamlessly integrated with television platforms, thereby offering users with a unique & immersive music streaming experience.
  • In March 2023, Universal Music Group entered a fresh collaboration with Deezer to foster a novel model music supporting streaming's ongoing growth. This partnership emphasizes recognizing the contributions of both artists and listeners, striving for a balanced approach that benefits all stakeholders involved in the streaming ecosystem.

The cloud music services market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Service Type

  • Cloud music streaming
  • Subscription-based
  • AD-based 
  • Cloud music storage
  • Personal music storage
  • Sync & access

Market, By Platform

  • Mobile device
  • Web-based

Market, By End User

  • Individual
  • Business

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of the cloud music services reached USD 14.1 billion in 2022 and is set to grow at over 10.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032, due to ease of accessibility to vast library of songs & playlists.

Why is the demand for cloud music streaming on the rise?

The mobile devices platform segment accounted for over 60% of the cloud music services industry share in 2022, attributed to the surging need for offering intuitive interfaces that simplify music discovery and playback.

North America garnered 30% of the market share in 2022, driven by strategic alliances with telecommunication giants, entertainment platforms, and device manufacturers.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 272
  • Countries covered: 20
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