A year ago, there was no record of a record company being bought up by a big player.
Now, according to a survey conducted by market research firm App Annie, the number of companies owned by smaller companies has increased.
App Annie surveyed more than 3,000 music publishers and found that of the 300 largest music publishers in the US, only four have been bought up in the last year.
The survey also found that publishers are increasingly choosing to sell their own music rather than make money through a streaming service, a trend that has seen the number and type of streaming music services increase.
In total, more than 1,000 companies are listed as owners of more than 5% of all music in the world.
The report, which surveyed a range of music companies, also found a number of smaller companies that were acquired by larger ones.
Among the top 50 music publishers, three were bought by Spotify: RIAA-owned SoundCloud, the independent-labeled Universal Music and the streaming-music service Tidal.
In terms of the biggest music publishers’ ownership, Spotify had more than 9% of the total market and Universal Music was the biggest, with almost 7%.
Apple’s Apple Music is the most successful music streaming service in the UK, and it’s now owned by record label Warner Music.
Its CEO has been linked to the acquisition of the music publishing firm BMG for £350m, which would make it the biggest company in the country by value.
In the UK and other European countries, smaller companies have more to lose than their larger counterparts.
For example, in Germany, only 10% of companies are owned by the country’s big three record labels, RCA, Sony and Warner Music Group.
In Australia, the largest record label in the nation, Sony Music, has nearly 30% of music publishers’, but only 8% of its revenue, according the App Annie report.
In other countries, such as France, Sweden and Finland, small companies tend to get more support from their music publishers than their bigger ones.
For instance, in the Netherlands, the country with the largest music publishing market, only 3% of labels are owned entirely by the major record labels.
The rest are owned largely by independent artists, with the music publisher Deezer, owned by Deezers labelmate Paul van Dyk, owning almost 30%.
In the US for example, just 9% (0.4%) of labels owned by major record companies are the same size as major labels.
In some cases, smaller record labels have the chance to break out of their small market to become bigger players, with indie artists such as The National and Modest Mouse having a big boost in popularity.
The music publisher Atlantic Records recently released a collection of new songs by artists such the Chainsmokers, The Weeknd and Migos.
However, there are still some smaller music companies that have struggled to stay afloat.
For instance, while more than a third of all publishers are owned in Europe, in Australia, only 12% are.
In a country where music sales are booming, it’s easy to see why smaller players like the National, Modest Mouse and The Weekend are able to gain so much attention.
In the UK in particular, Spotify has a huge following, but it’s still only one of the top 10 music streaming services in the United Kingdom.
In Germany, the biggest record label, RIAB, has around 20% of Spotify’s market share, but only 12.7% of revenue.
The other two major labels, EMI and Sony Music have only around 6.6% of total music revenue, while Warner Music has 3.3%.
In Australia’s music industry, the record label EMI is owned by a group of big record labels that includes Warner Music, Sony, R. Kelly and RCA.
The biggest record labels in Australia are Sony, EMA and EMI.
The National and the Weeknd have both signed major deals with Warner Music and R. Keith and RIA.
While they have some of the largest audience and the biggest song streams, the artists and labels are mostly smaller, independent artists.
In some cases they are making money through streaming services.
For example, The National is on a major deal with Apple Music, which is also owned by RIAa.
In return, Apple Music will have exclusive access to music streamed by the band in its App Store, which can be seen as an indirect way for the artists to monetise their music.
In France, the National is owned mainly by RCA and Sony, and has around 17% of Apple Music’s market.
The two largest labels, Sony-BMG and RLC, have almost 8% and 7% of sales respectively, while EMI owns the remaining 3%.
In Finland, the major label RCA is also part of a group owned by big record companies and has an 11% share of Spotify.
RCA owns the rest of Spotify, and is also in the music industry.
In Australia, Spotify