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Cloud Music Streaming Market

Cloud Music Streaming Market

Demand for Cloud Music Streaming to Soar Owing to Rise in Adoption of Cloud Services for Digital Music during 2021-2031

Cloud Music Streaming Market
  • Oct-2021
  • List of Tables : 84
  • List of Figures : 112
  • 170 Pages
  • Technology

Market Snapshot

As per latest industry analysis published by Fact.MR, the global cloud music streaming market was valued at around US$ 10 Bn in 2020, and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 30 Bn by 2031, accelerating at a CAGR of 12%. Demand for cloud music streaming for individual use is higher and is projected to rise at a CAGR of 10% across the assessment period of 2021 to 2031.

Key Points Covered in Cloud Music Streaming Industry Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Cloud Music Streaming Market Report
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Cloud Music Streaming and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Revenue Analysis of Cloud Music Streaming from 2016 to 2020 Compared to Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global market for cloud music streaming was valued at US$ 10 Bn in 2020.

Cloud has revolutionized the music industry and the way digital music is being consumed. Owing to its growing penetration and coverage, mobile phones have become the device of choice for availing cloud music services.

According to the IFPI Global Music Report 2018, total streaming revenue grew by 41.1% and became the single largest revenue source. In 2017, there were 176 Mn users of paid subscription accounts globally, with 64 Mn having been added during the same year.

In 2017, revenue generated from paid streaming also increased, reaching US$ 1.49 Bn as compared to US$ 995 Mn in 2016. Consistent growth of services such as Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon's streaming services are positively impacting the growth of paid subscriptions.

Record companies providing customers with a customized music experience and growing demand for cloud music streaming in cars and cloud enabled stereo systems will be driving market growth over the coming years.

Emergence of 5G, rising sales of cloud music streaming subscriptions, and top cloud music streaming applications are few other factors expected to drive market expansion at 12% CAGR from 2021 to 2031.

What are the Key Factors Driving Market Growth for Cloud Music Streaming?

Cloud music streaming is primarily used to increase access to music by overcoming limitations imposed by device storing capacity or lack of ownership. Streaming, subscription, and other cloud services provide listeners with service agreements to rent music out for a certain fee or under certain conditions.

Increasing integration of analytics in the music industry is expected to be one of the latest trends in the cloud music streaming industry. Backing from curators, editors, and data analytics systems enables record companies to provide customers with a customized music experience.

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What are the Restraints being Encountered by Cloud Music Streaming Service Providers?

Issues related to high Internet costs are expected to limit the growth of the global market for cloud music streaming. Also, increasing concerns related to bandwidth and fast streaming requirement are expected to create challenges for the growth of the market to a certain extent over the coming years.

Which Region Offers Huge Opportunity for Cloud Music Streaming?

North America leads with more than 40% share in the global market for cloud music streaming. North America has also been a pioneer in the adoption of music services, which provides the region with an edge over other regions.

Presence of key market players such as

  • Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Google LLC
  • Pandora Media Inc.

 is one of the primary factors driving the market in the region.

Moreover, fixed broadband speeds and coverage, high penetration of connected devices, and growing demand for cloud music and on-demand streaming services also supplement the development of these services in the region.

Rising demand for cloud music streaming subscriptions in Japan and increasing sales of cloud music streaming in Canada are supporting the growth of cloud music streaming services across these countries.

Cloud music streaming market forecast analysis by Fact.MR

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Country-wise Analysis

What is the Cloud Music Streaming Demand Outlook for the U.S.?

The U.S. market for cloud music streaming was valued at over US$ 3 Bn in 2020. The U.S. is expected to show promising growth due to high penetration of the Internet and increase in adoption of smartphones, coupled with rise in the number of netizens.

According to the IFPI Global Music Report 2018, streaming in the United States was up 49.8% and paid subscription audio streaming revenue grew 59.6%. Paid music streaming has been aiding overall market growth of the U.S. music industry.

Spotify and Apple Music are responsible for around 80% of subscription streaming among subscribers in the United States.

Presence of cloud music streaming service providers in the U.S., high disposable income, and elevated demand & consumption of music are expected to boost market growth in the country.

What are the Growth Opportunities for Cloud Music Streaming Service Providers across China?

By 2031, China is expected to have a market value of roughly US$ 8 Bn. Shift in consumer Internet consumption patterns from traditional phones to smartphones is one of the significant factors driving demand for cloud music in China.

Top cloud music service providers as well as global companies are expanding their businesses across the region. Many local players provide the freemium model of streaming services to sustain the volume-driven market in the country and to retain existing customers as well as attract new ones.

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Will Increasing Penetration of Smartphones Drive Demand for Cloud Music Streaming?

With growing number of smartphones and tablets, music listeners’ behaviour is changing. Top listed companies in the global cloud music streaming market are entering into strategic partnerships with mobile manufacturers to expand their business scope.

Use of music cloud services is also increasing at a faster rate. It eradicates the issue of storing songs on a mobile. It allows users to listen to their favorite playlists whenever they want with the use of a smartphone. Increasing number of smartphones has led to higher adoption of mobile cloud services, which eventually has increased demand for mobile cloud services.

Moreover, with advanced technology related to mobile networks, users can enjoy high-speed Internet access to playlists over the cloud, and this is predicted to boost the over cloud music service market.

Rising demand for cloud music streaming in smartphones, tablets, and laptops, latest trends in cloud music streaming subscriptions, and significant mobile coverage claiming over one billion 4G subscriptions are some of the major factors influencing the global cloud music services market.

Why is the Popularity of Cloud Music Streaming for Individual Use Rising Rapidly?

Cloud music streaming for individual use accounts for a share of 50% in the market, as the emergence of online music streaming services has enabled users to access millions of songs easily.

In addition, changes in lifestyle of individuals, which involves listening to music during commuting & daily chores, is driving demand for cloud music streaming on wearable devices; this has led to the growth of the individual segment.

Since the introduction of music streaming services, users have been able to access millions of songs on demand easily. Many tech companies allow their employees to plug in earphones to listen to songs and work in isolation.

Furthermore, with improved accessibility of wireless networks and extensive use of mobile devices, downloads are increasingly being replaced in the digital music market. These factors are also expected to drive adoption of these platforms among an increasing number of individuals globally.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Demand for Cloud Music Streaming?

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is further acting as a key driving force for the global cloud music streaming space. This is attributed to the fact that governments imposed stringent lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus.  Hence, people were forced to stay at home, which, in turn, increased adoption and usage of top cloud music streaming apps across the globe.

According to Tencent Music Entertainment, music streaming was majorly done using home appliances such as TVs more than smartphones during lockdowns. Moreover, an upsurge has been witnessed in the number of subscribers on various platforms such as Spotify, Tencent Music Entertainment, and Amazon Music.

All in all, the COVID-19 outbreak had a positive impact on the growth of the music streaming market.

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Competitive Landscape

Top companies in the cloud music streaming market are acquiring start-ups working on cloud-based music services to strengthen their product capabilities.

  • Spotify launched its service in 13 new markets in the Middle East and North Africa, with a fully Arabic user experience, offering music fans the best of international and local music, and a wealth of locally-curated playlists, such as Oriental Chill Vibes and Arabic EDM, among others.
  • Amazon launched Amazon Prime Music, an ad-free music streaming service available exclusively for Prime members. The service includes features such as unlimited offline downloads and voice controlled search with Amazon’s personal assistant software - Alexa.

Cloud Music Streaming Industry Report Scope



Market size value in 2020

USD 10 Billion

Market forecast value in 2031

USD 30 Billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 12% from 2021 to 2031

Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Type
  • Application
  • End Use
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Apple Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Pandora Media, Inc.
  • Spotify
  • Google Inc.
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Sound Cloud
  • Tune-In Radio
  • Rhapsody
  • My Space
  • Napster
  • Samsung Music Hub
  • Grooveshark
  • Aspiro
  • Beats Electronics


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Key Market Segments in Cloud Music Streaming Industry Research

  • Type

    • Cloud Music Download
    • Cloud Music Streaming Subscription
    • Ad-based Cloud Music Streaming
  • Application

    • Cloud Music Streaming in Smartphones
    • Cloud Music Streaming in Laptops
    • Cloud Music Streaming in Tablets
    • Cloud Music Streaming in Cars
    • Cloud Enabled Stereo Systems
  • End Use

    • Cloud Music Streaming for Individual Use
    • Cloud Music Streaming for Commercial Use

Cloud Music Streaming Market: Report Scope

A recent study by Fact.MR on the cloud music streaming market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates recent market developments, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, product approvals, product launches, geographical expansions, and technological innovations associated with cloud music streaming market!

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies offering cloud music streaming, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including revenue growth, product enhancements, and revenue generation from cloud music streaming across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the revenue through of cloud music streaming during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative markets for cloud music streaming?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of the market?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the cloud music streaming industry?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each market segment in terms of value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for cloud music streaming are available in terms of “US$ Mn”. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a company can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the revenue perspective in the global cloud music streaming market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include market forces analysis, which is expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the cloud music streaming market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on revenue for cloud music streaming has been offered for each regional market, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value for key countries has also been included in the report.

Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading providers of cloud music streaming, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in the cloud music streaming has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the cloud music streaming market.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of cloud music streaming market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

The global cloud music streaming market is currently worth more than US$ 10 Bn.

From 2016-2020, sales of cloud music streaming registered a CAGR of 8%.

Increasing penetration of smartphones & tablets and rising integration of analytics in the music industry are factors majorly driving demand for cloud music streaming.

Sales of cloud music streaming in China are forecasted to reach over US$ 8 Bn by 2031.

Key players operating in this space are Apple Inc.,, Inc., Pandora Media, Inc., Spotify, and Google Inc.

With 40% market share, North America will largely contribute to the growth of cloud music streaming revenue.

Cloud music streaming sales in Germany are expected to rise at a CAGR of 8% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Cloud music streaming for individual use accounts for a share of 50% in the market.

The U.S., China, U.K, Canada, and Japan are expected to drive most of the demand for cloud music streaming.

The global market is anticipated to surge at a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

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