A new report by the Australian Financial Commission says it is “critical” that digital music labels continue to invest in making their products accessible and usable for users.
The report says the sector needs to develop “new and innovative ways of making music available to people who are not music fans”.
The report was commissioned by the Electronic Music Association of Australia (EMAA), which has been working with the Australian Government and other stakeholders to create a “digital music agenda”.
The “digital agenda” will set out a number of measures to promote digital music, including digital licensing, the inclusion of digital music in national music programming and a new system for managing digital music.
The EMAA is an industry body representing the interests of record labels, musicians and music publishers in Australia.
It is the largest digital music industry body in the world.
The organisation was formed in 1997 to help digital music companies secure the digital distribution rights for their music.
Currently, digital music is licensed for download from major download sites like iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and Deezer.
In the report, the EMAa highlights the need to make music accessible and useful for all Australians.
It says the “digital market is the fastest-growing segment of Australian consumer spending and a key driver of our economy.
Digital music is the most significant growth area in Australia’s economy and contributes to the Australian economy’s GDP.
It provides a valuable service to the economy and to the people of Australia.
However, digital content does not always meet the needs of consumers and is often difficult to access and use in digital environments.”
The report recommends digital music be made available to consumers through a variety of different methods.
“Digital music is a key opportunity for both consumers and producers,” the ETA said in a release.
“This means we must support and invest in our digital music offerings to deliver more accessible music to more people.
The need to develop new and innovative methods of making digital music available and usable to people does not just apply to music creators.
Digital content also includes social media, video sharing, audio and visual media, and gaming platforms.
These platforms can help facilitate an individual’s consumption of digital content.
Digital media companies must be aware that they are at the forefront of the digital music ecosystem, and should be providing greater access to the digital marketplace and digital music.”
The digital music agenda will be released on February 27.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating whether Australian music retailers are breaching consumer protection laws by offering high-quality, affordable digital music to users.
It has called on retailers to ensure their digital music products are accessible and free of any restrictions.
The commission is also looking into whether retailers are not offering a reasonable alternative to paying to stream digital music on a subscription basis.
The ACCC has been investigating the issue of digital subscription streaming for more than two years.
The consumer watchdog also wants retailers to take into account how digital music can affect the value of digital products.
The ABC’s Marketplace program has reported on the issue.