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Reportlinker Adds Is there a commercial case for ISP music services?
May 25, 2010 (11:05 AM EDT)

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Is there a commercial case for ISP music services?


Analysis of the commercial case for ISP music services, including on-demand streaming and download to own based on reached with existing music service providers and technology platform vendors


*Market landscape for digital music services and the competitive outlook

*Economic analysis of commercial case for digital music services based on best practice platform strategy

*Key insights from over 20 interviews with music platform vendors, ISPs, and digital music service providers


With the right platform strategy, there is a commercial case for ISPs to leverage their existing customer relationships and drive digital music services in the 79% of internet users un touched by existing digital music services

Music services can also help ISPs reduce the cost of subscriber churn

Reasons to Purchase

*Best practice strategy for deployment of digital music services by ISPs

*Insight from existing digital music providers including costs of service operation

*An analysis of the competitive landscape for the launch of digital music services


Impact 1

Ovum View 1

Key Messages 2

There is a case for ISP music services 2

Digital music services can also reduce churn 2

A defined execution framework is required 2

ISPs are a new distribution channel for subscription-based music services 2

Challenges facing the ISP industry in the UK 2

Broadband access is a mature market 2

Complex relationships with media owners 3

ISPs hold some strategic high ground 3

ISPs should try to grab a share of digital entertainment revenues 3

The digital music market landscape 4

New consumption choices for the consumer 4

Digital retail: download-to-own 4

Ad-supported and subscription web streaming 4

Illegal file sharing 5

Multi-platform music - unified services on the TV, phone and PC 5

The strategic opportunity and challenges for the delivery of digital music services by ISPs 6

Catalysts for examining digital music 6

Challenges 6

iTunes dominates retail 6

Disruptive application service providers are providing low-cost streaming music services for digital natives 7

ISPs are regionally focused in a business that rewards scale 7

The opportunity 7

The ISP digital music business case 8

A model for the cost base of ISP digital music 8

Assumptions for the commercial model 8

Service adoption assumptions 8

Platform and operational cost assumptions 9

Direct and indirect revenue assumptions 9

Service strategies for ISP digital music services 10

Strategy 1: Unlimited streaming with a high-volume download allowance 10

Strategy 2: low cost unlimited streaming with additional retail 11

The future case for ISP music services 12

DRM free, high volume, download-to-own subscription services 12

Commercial model simulation assumes best-practice 13

Six best practices for digital music services 13

Offset operating margin risk 13

Strong user experience and a robust service platform is vital 13

Differentiate the music service experience 14

Exploit multiple sources of direct and indirect value 14

Target both service user and bill payer 14

Explore partnerships with branded music service providers 14

The potential size of the ISP digital music market in the UK 15

ISP digital music market could top £100m by 2013 15

Potential value of music services for a Tier 1 ISP 16

Reduction in churn 16

Implications for ISP music services 16


Ask the analyst 17

Definitions 17

Methodology 17

Disclaimer 17

List of Figures

Figure 1: Cumulative net earnings analysis- Premium ISP digital music subscription services 10

Figure 2: Cumulative net earnings analysis- Premium hybrid ISP digital music subscription & retail services 12

Figure 3: Potential UK ISP digital music market size: Low, Medium & High scenarios 15

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