The rapid development of the entertainment industry has won the favor of the capital market. From the perspective of segmentation, in 2019, the media sector received 30.2% of financing, ranking first in the segment of the entertainment industry, followed by film and television (19.0%), animation (16.8%), and short video (12.3%). Rank third and fourth. iiMedia Research analysts believe that the entertainment industry has obvious advantages in the help of digital technology in film, television, and animation. In the mobile Internet era, new formats and models of short video and live broadcast are favored by the investment market; and large Internet companies rely on their own businesses to carry out the ecological layout of the entertainment industry has a certain first-mover advantage.
Thanks to the innovation of content and diversified application scenarios, the scale of online audio market has increased rapidly in recent years. According to iimedia research, China's online audio market will reach 22 billion yuan in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 67.9%. With the rise of the "online audio + social networking" model, users pay more and more attention to two-way interaction. In the future, the online audio industry will develop in a more diversified field, and the social attribute function will be gradually strengthened.
In 2020, under the influence of Covid-19, offline business of China music industry are affected. But Cloud Live, same screen karaoke, IOT family music and other new formats get development opportunities, and the industry accelerates the integration with the advanced technology. As the data of iiMedia showed, market scale of China digital music industry will exceed 29 billion yuan in 2020 and reach 31.76 billion yuan in 2021. With the maturity of 5G, AI, blockchain and other advanced technologies, their application in the music industry are also accelerating. Online music users are optimistic about such integration, and 68.6% of the interviewed users are optimistic about the application of advanced technologies and music industry.
China's online audio industry started in 1997, benefited from the popularity of the Internet and the mobile Internet , and gradually matured after 2011. The platform is divided into UGC and PGC, which are quite different in business model and content source and so on. The growth of users in the online audio industry is stable. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the number of online audio users in 2019 is 490 million, an increase of 14.0% compared with that in 2018. It is estimated that the number of users can reach 540 million by 2020. At the same time, the new generation of young people have diversified needs, pay attention to personality and experience, and have strong willingness to pay, which makes the online audio industry have strong growth potential. In the future, with the growth of 5G, IoT and other communication technologies, users will have better experience in mobile phones, computers, smart home, car speakers and other devices and scenes, and the application of online audio is expected to be more in-depth. At the same time, Podcasts will also become popular . Entertainment audio, which can meet people's various leisure and entertainment needs, will also have greater space for growth.
Driven by the impact of the Covid-19 and the multi-channel layout of offline music platforms, China’s online performance market has grown rapidly. In the first half of 2020, the scale of online performances users in China has exceeded 80 million. During the epidemic, the online performance industry is facing opportunities and challenges. How to better attract and retain users and explore profit models has become a top priority. At present, China’s online performance industry is still dominated by the free model, so as to better attract users and tap potential consumers. At the same time, platforms also begin to try to innovate new performance modes and program elements and promote its new artists through online music performances, After the free model, the next step is to explore the paid model to truly realize the industrialization, professionalization and large-scale development of online performances industry. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, post-00 users show more love for online performances, and the TGI of post-00 online music performance users reached 109.7. Besides, 64.6% of the respondents said that online performances had become an important way of entertainment during the epidemic. In the future, online music platforms will continue to integrate resources and step up their deployment.
After nearly 30 years of development, the industry dividend of Chinese music gradually highlighted. Market size of Chinese music industry has exceeded 24 billion yuan in 2019 and is expected to reach 32.1 billion yuan in 2022. The development and expansion of the Internet has extended the Chain of Chinese music industry and activated the enthusiasm of musician for Chinese music creation. In 2019, Chinese original musicians accounted for 67%, with a year-on-year growth of 45.7%. The styles of musicians have become more diversified, among which pop, folk, rap, ancient style and electronic sound have become the Top 5. In 2020, among Chinese music users, the scale of online music users reached 635 million. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, Preference for rock, rap and Chinese-style music has increased significantly, and Chinese music users have more distinctive music idols with stronger original power. At the same time, almost 70% of Chinese music users "like" to watch music variety shows. By analyzing and comparing the characteristics of video platforms and their innovative strategies, the results show that iQIYI is the preferred platform for users to watch music variety shows, and its music variety shows have become phenomenological programs in the industry. Thanks to internet, Music industry chain will be closer connected, and the explosion of information technology will be the biggest boost to the development of Chinese music.
iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，预计到2020年，中国TWS无线耳机销量将超三千万件，虽然受疫情影响，2020年市场销售规模增长将全面降速，但基于整体市场初步的发展阶段，销售量仍将维持正向增长，市场前景普遍受看好。同时，包括智能终端无孔化趋势、蓝牙技术、芯片技术的不断提升，也将进一步加快TWS无线耳机的产品普及。另外，根据iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，41.8%的受访受访者能够接受500元以下的TWS无线耳机价格， TWS无线耳机中低端市场仍有较大用户群可挖掘。
According to the data of iiMedia Research, it is estimated that by 2020, the sales volume of TWS wireless earphones in China will exceed 30 million. Although affected by the epidemic situation, the growth of the market sales scale in 2020 will be slowed down in an all-round way, based on the preliminary development stage of the overall market, the sales volume will maintain a positive growth and the market prospect will be generally optimistic. At the same time, it will further accelerate the popularization of TWS wireless earphone products, including the trend of smart terminal non porous, the continuous improvement of Bluetooth technology and chip technology. In addition, according to the data of iiMedia Research, 41.8% of the respondents can accept the price of TWS wireless earphone below 500 yuan. There is still a large user group in the middle and low-end market of TWS wireless earphone.
Online audio refers to audio content listened through network streaming media, including audio books, network radio, audio live broadcast, interactive entertainment and other forms.With the further opening of online audio content and the further mining of user scenarios, the market of online audio is expected to maintain a steady and rapid growth. According to iiMedia Research, China's online audio market had 425 million users in 2018.China's online audio users are expected to reach 542 million by 2020.More than half of China's Internet users have used online audio apps in the first half of 2019, and 46.2% of them often listen to voice broadcast.Among these users, the sound of anchors and the quality of live broadcast content are the factors that users pay more attention to.In addition, most listeners of voice broadcast have paid for listening, so there is great potential to pay for the content of voice broadcast.However, content violations and copyright issues are still pain points in the industry, and the market competition is becoming increasingly fierce.In the future, the online audio market will continue to strengthen the creation of high-quality content and content ecology, with the help of the development of technology, deeply explore the needs of user scenarios, and make the business more diversified.