Digital Rights Management Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Component (Software and Service), Deployment Mode (Cloud and On-Premises), Organization size (Large Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)), Application, End User and By Geography
Estimated Year Value (2023)
US $6.1 BN
Projected Year Value (2030)
US $21.2 BN
CAGR (2023 - 2030)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa
Highest Growing Market
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Digital Rights Management Market is accounted for $6.1 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $21.2 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 19.4% during the forecast period. The Digital Rights Management (DRM) market is an industry focused on technologies and services that protect and manage digital content, such as music, videos, ebooks, and software, from unauthorized access and distribution. DRM systems use encryption and access controls to prevent piracy and ensure copyright compliance.
According to the 2021 Cyber Threat Report by SonicWall, there has been a 62% increase in ransomware since 2019. According to a Statistics Canada survey, Canadians over the age of 15 increased their online time by more than 75% in the first few months of 2021.
Increased vulnerability to cyber attacks
With the growing digitization of content and distribution channels, there is a greater need to protect valuable intellectual property from cyber threats such as hacking, data breaches, and unauthorized distribution. DRM solutions offer robust encryption, access controls, and monitoring capabilities, making it harder for cybercriminals to compromise and steal sensitive content. As a result, industries like entertainment, publishing, and software development are increasingly adopting DRM technologies to safeguard their assets, ensuring content security and reducing the risk of revenue loss due to cyber-attacks and piracy.
Expensive digital rights management solutions and overhead costs
DRM technologies encompass not just the initial purchase of software or services but also ongoing costs for implementation, customization, maintenance, and staff training. These expenses can be prohibitive for smaller businesses, content creators, and emerging markets, limiting their ability to protect their intellectual property effectively. Moreover, the complexity of DRM systems often necessitates dedicated IT personnel or third-party experts, further increasing overhead costs. Licensing fees and subscription models can add to the financial burden, especially for long-term usage.
Rise in corporate need to protect data
As organizations increasingly rely on digital content and data for their operations, there is a growing awareness of the importance of safeguarding sensitive information. DRM solutions not only protect media and entertainment content but also play a crucial role in securing corporate documents, proprietary information, and sensitive data from unauthorized access, leaks, or theft. This expanding application of DRM in the corporate sector offers providers the opportunity to offer tailored solutions, ensuring data security compliance and helping companies mitigate the risks associated with data breaches and intellectual property theft.
Unclear legal precedents
The rapid evolution of technology often outpaces the development of clear and consistent legal frameworks. This ambiguity can create uncertainty regarding the legality of DRM practices and the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Inconsistent rulings or inadequate legal protection can deter content creators and organizations from investing in DRM solutions, as they may fear legal challenges or disputes. It is crucial for legislators and stakeholders to collaborate on establishing robust and up-to-date regulations that strike a balance between content protection and consumer rights.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the digital rights management (DRM) market. While there was an increased demand for digital content and online distribution during lockdowns, the economic uncertainties and budget constraints caused some organizations to delay or reduce investments in DRM solutions. Additionally, remote work environments heightened security concerns, emphasizing the need for robust DRM measures, but budget constraints constrained their adoption.
The cloud segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The cloud segment is expected to have a lucrative growth. The integration of cloud technology in the digital rights management (DRM) market has transformed content protection and distribution. Cloud-based DRM solutions offer several advantages, including scalability, accessibility, and cost-efficiency. Content providers can securely store and manage their digital assets in the cloud, allowing for flexible access from anywhere while ensuring robust DRM controls are applied. Moreover, it enables seamless multi-platform content delivery, enhancing the user experience.
The media and entertainment segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The media and entertainment segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. DRM solutions in this industry help protect valuable content like movies, music, e-books, and software from unauthorized access and distribution. They enable content creators and distributors to safeguard their intellectual property, enforce copyright protection, and monetize their offerings effectively. Furthermore, DRM solutions facilitate flexible content distribution models, such as streaming services and pay-per-view, while ensuring compliance with licensing agreements.
Region with largest share:
During the forecast period, it is expected that the North American Digital Rights Management market will continue to hold a majority of the market share characterized by its robust adoption of advanced technologies and a strong focus on content protection. The region's media and entertainment industry relies heavily on DRM to safeguard digital assets, combat piracy, and ensure compliance with copyright regulations. Additionally, the proliferation of digital content delivery platforms and the need for secure data sharing in various sectors, including healthcare and finance, further drive the demand for DRM solutions.
Region with highest CAGR:
The Asia Pacific region plays a significant role in the spice rum market and is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, with a burgeoning digital economy, increased internet penetration, and a rising demand for digital content, DRM solutions are gaining significant traction. Content creators, businesses, and governments in the region are increasingly recognizing the importance of protecting intellectual property and ensuring secure data sharing. The Asia Pacific region offers immense growth opportunities for DRM providers due to its diverse markets, from emerging economies to mature tech hubs like Japan and South Korea.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players in Digital Rights Management market include Dell Technologies Inc., DivX, LLC., Microsoft Corporation,Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc., ArtistScope, Bynder LLC, CipherCloud Inc., Fasoo Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Irdeto, Locklizard Limited, OpenText Corporation, Oracle Corporation, SAP SE (NextLabs Inc.), Seclore, Sony Corporation, Vitrium Systems Inc. and Widevine Technologies Inc.
In January 2023, Fasoo Inc. launched a cloud edition of the rejuvenated secure collaboration solution, Wrapsody eCo. Whereas To protect their intellectual property or personal information and to comply with laws like the CCPA and GDPR, enterprises can utilize Wrapsody eCo to securely communicate and track critical documents with internal or external users.
In August 2022, Seclore announced a Partnership with Global IT Solutions Aggregator TD SYNNEX; the collaboration offers a joint solution that provides real-time tracking and visibility of both authorized and unauthorized activity on the data so the enterprise can identify suspicious behavior, evolving data security policies, take immediate action on security permissions, and even complete removal to prevent data loss.
In May 2022, Irdeto entered a partnership with Mware and integrated its DRM solution with IPTV/OTT distribution platform of MwareTV to provide content and revenue protection and support ISPs to securely launch TV services.
Deployment Modes Covered:
Organization sizes Covered:
• Large Enterprises
• Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
• Audio Content
• Video Content
• Confidential Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentation
• Software and Games
• Other Applications
End Users Covered:
• Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
• Education and Training
• Research and Publications
• Media and Entertainment
• Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Service (ITeS)
• Other End Users
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
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3.9 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Digital Rights Management Market, By Component
5.3.3 Operation and Maintenance
6 Global Digital Rights Management Market, By Deployment Mode
7 Global Digital Rights Management Market, By Organization size
7.2 Large Enterprises
7.3 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
8 Global Digital Rights Management Market, By Application
8.2 Audio Content
8.4 Video Content
8.5 Confidential Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentation
8.6 Software and Games
8.8 Other Applications
9 Global Digital Rights Management Market, By End User
9.2 Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
9.3 Education and Training
9.4 Research and Publications
9.5 Media and Entertainment
9.6 Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Service (ITeS)
9.8 Other End Users
10 Global Digital Rights Management Market, By Geography
10.2 North America
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.5 Other Key Strategies
12 Company Profiling
12.1 Dell Technologies Inc.
12.2 DivX, LLC.
12.3 Microsoft Corporation
12.4 Adobe Systems Inc.
12.5 Apple Inc.
12.7 Bynder LLC
12.8 CipherCloud Inc.
12.9 Fasoo Inc.
12.10 International Business Machines Corporation
12.12 Locklizard Limited
12.13 OpenText Corporation
12.14 Oracle Corporation
12.15 SAP SE (NextLabs Inc.)
12.17 Sony Corporation
12.18 Vitrium Systems Inc.
12.19 Widevine Technologies Inc.
List of Tables
1 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Software (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Service (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Consulting (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Integration (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Operation and Maintenance (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Deployment Mode (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Cloud (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By On-Premises (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Organization size (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Large Enterprises (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Audio Content (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Images (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Video Content (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Confidential Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentation (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Software and Games (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By E-Books (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Education and Training (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Research and Publications (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Media and Entertainment (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Service (ITeS) (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Digital Rights Management Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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