June 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over 3% of annual consumer spend on music is on subscription services. It ranks just above “Buying admission to DJ event (specified DJ)” and “Buying admission to DJ event (unspecified DJ)” as the thing music consumers spend least on. Unsurprisingly live music dominates, accounting for almost 35% of spend (or 43% if you add in festivals), followed by buying...

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June 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

In probably the biggest Well-We-Didn’t-See-THAT-Coming news story of the year [SARCASTIC EMOJI IN SUNGLASSES BLOWING A KISS], Taylor Swift has confirmed that her 1989 album...

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March 31st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


As things stand, there are three ways to make meaningful revenues from streaming music: First, be an artist popular enough to rack up tens of millions (or ideally hundreds...

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast

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