Music Composing Software Market Research Report: By Instrument Simulation (Piano, Guitar, Full Orchestra, Drums and Percussions, Pipe Organ), Deployment (On-Premises, Cloud), Operating System (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux) - Global Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030

  • Published: September 2020
  • Report Code: IM10323
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Pages: 140

Music Composing Software Market Overview

The global music composing software market size stood at $177.4 million in 2019, and it is expected to reach $1,871.5 million by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.8% during the forecast period (2020–2030). The key factors driving the industry growth include the increasing utilization of online music streaming services, consistent growth of the media and entertainment industry, strong preference for classical music shows, and growing need for effective collaboration among musicians.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the fast growth of the music composing software market during 2020. Due to the lockdown situation across the globe, all live shows and concerts have been canceled. This has increased the demand for uploading more content on different music streaming platforms, with distributors witnessing an increase of 20–40% in the amount of content being uploaded. As a result, the utilization of music composing software is projected to witness strong growth in the coming years.

Music Composing Software Market

Full Orchestra Category To Witness Fastest Growth during Forecast Period

The full orchestra category, on the basis of instrument simulation, is expected to witness the fastest growth in the music composing software market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increasing number of live concerts and corporate events across the globe. In addition, the rising focus on virtual orchestra and deployment of digital technologies, such as extended reality (XR) and mixed reality (MR), is expected to result in the high usage of music composing software, thereby resulting in enhanced market growth.

On-Premises Category Accounted for Larger Share in Deployment Segment

On the basis of deployment, the music composing software market is bifurcated into on-premises and cloud. Of the two, the on-premises category held the larger share in the market in 2019. This can be mainly attributed to the data security concerns pertaining to music leak and increasing focus on sending musical tracks through a secured network and effectively working with other members.

Fastest Growth Is Expected in iOS Category

The iOS category, based on operating system, is expected to register the fastest growth in the music composing software market during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the increasing number of iPhone users, especially in the North American region, availability of digital audio workstation (DAW), and easy synchronization of multiple kinds of applications with the operating system. Moreover, according to StatCounter, the iOS operating system held a 59.3% share among all mobile operating systems in August 2020 in the U.S., which is also expected to support the growth of the market.

North America Is Highest-Revenue-Generating Region

Globally, North America led the music composing software market during the historical period (2014–2019). The major factors resulting in the market growth in North America include the rapid growth of the music industry, rising demand for music streaming services, strong focus on the integration of next-generation technologies for music composition, increasing focus of musicians on providing online music, and strong presence of market players in the region.

Moreover, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Music Revenue Report 2019, revenue from recorded music in the U.S. grew by 13%, from $9.8 billion in 2018 to $11.1 billion in 2019, at the estimated retail value. The revenue from recorded music measured at the wholesale value grew by 11%, reaching $7.3 billion in 2019. Additionally, streaming services in the U.S. music industry held the dominating share of 79%, generating revenue of $8.8 billion in 2019. As a result, the demand for music composing software is projected to increase, thus further contributing toward the regional market growth.

Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region To Showcase Fastest Growth

APAC is expected to register the fastest industry growth during the forecast period. The market is primarily driven by the growing media and entertainment industry in Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, and India and rising number of live music concerts. Moreover, movies, music albums, and video games have been generating significant revenue in the Chinese media and entertainment market. Though the Indian music composing software market is in the niche stage and accounts for a small share, the country holds immense potential for the adoption of the software, owing to the large number of budding musicians and presence of a number of music schools in the country.

Moreover, various music associations in the region, such as the Japanese Society of Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (JSRACP), Federation of Music Producers Japan (FMPJ), and Music Composer Association of India (MCAI), are taking initiatives to increase the awareness about these music composing software, through conferences, live music concerts, and music summits.

Music Composing Software Market

Increasing Number of Online Music Tutorial Platforms

The global music composing software market is witnessing a growing trend of online music tutorial platforms, which make use of music composing software for training and the simulation of workflows. Moreover, these tutorials are often free, which is why they are gaining popularity among novice musicians working on a budget. For instance, LinkedIn Corporation, through its online learning platform,, provides music composition training and tutorials, which make use of music composition software, such as Sibelius and Finale. Similarly, Udemy Inc., through its online learning platform, provides several music composing courses, using different music composing software. These online tutorial platforms target on improving the skillset of users, based on the course, which is available at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Music Composing Software Market

Growing Media and Entertainment Industry

Globally, the media and entertainment industry has been witnessing transformational growth in recent years. Factors such as multiple entertainment platforms, digitization, and connectivity with multiple devices, along with technological advancements, are driving the growth of the music composing software market. According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023, the media and entertainment sector generated revenue of $2.2 trillion in 2019, which is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2023. With the rising interest of consumers in gaming, television, and movies, the demand for music composition software is increasing drastically, to compose various kinds of music for a variety of media and entertainment segments.

Music Composing Software Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Historical Years 2014-2019
Forecast Years 2020-2030
Base Year (2019) Market Size $177.4 Million
Forecast Period (2020-2030) CAGR 23.8%
Report Coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Company Share Analysis, Companies’ Strategic Developments, Product Benchmarking, Company Profiling
Market Size by Segments Instrument Simulation, Operating System, Deployment, Region
Market Size of Geographies U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico
Secondary Sources and References (Partial List) American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS), Association for Technology in Music Instruction, British Music Society, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, European Contemporary Composers Orchestra, International Society for Music Education, Music Composer Association of India, Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada, Norwegian National Association for Traditional Music and Dance


Increasing Number of Live Concerts and Music Events

The increasing number of live concerts and music events, due to the growing number of musicians, is driving the growth of the global music composing software market. Another major factor behind this is the increasing initiatives of organizations, such as the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), to promote musicians, by organizing live concerts, music contests, and conferences. According to Bachtrack Ltd., a London-based international online music magazine, 20,535 classical music concerts were performed in 2019. In addition, listed performances stood at 34,648, which also included opera and dance. With such an increasing number of live music performances, the demand for music composing software is expected to rise in the coming years.

Competitive Analysis of Key Players

The music composing software market is consolidated in nature, with the presence of established players such as Ableton AG, Apple Inc., Image Line NV, and Avid Technology Inc. The dominance of these market players is mainly due to their brand reputation and availability of customization options for instant playback, different text styles in music scores, and more ways to enter notes in a score. Moreover, these companies, as part of their growth strategy, are focusing on introducing new features and launching upgraded versions of the software as per consumers’ requirements, which further contributes toward their strong market position.

Music Composing Software Market

Some of the Key Players in the Music Composing Software Market Report Are:

  • Avid Technology Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • MakeMusic Inc.
  • PreSonus Audio Electronics Inc.
  • Ableton AG
  • Passport Music Software LLC
  • MAGIX Software GmbH
  • Sion Software
  • Lugert Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
  • Notation Software Germany GmbH
  • Ableton AG
  • Image Line NV
  • Maestro Music Software

Music Composing Software Market Size Breakdown by Segment

The music composing software market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2014–2030.

Based on Instrument Simulation

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Full Orchestra
  • Drums and Percussions
  • Pipe Organ

Based on Deployment

  • On-Premises
  • Cloud

Based on Operating System

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Linux

Geographical Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    •  Canada
      • U.S.
        • By instrument simulation
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
      • U.K.
        • By instrument simulation
      • Germany
        • By instrument simulation
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
      • Japan
        • By instrument simulation
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
      • Brazil
        • By instrument simulation
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