June 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It's been received wisdom for some time now that young internet users are drifting away from Facebook in favour of other social and messaging apps. But is it true? Research firm Forrester has published...

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March 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It’s raining music industry stats today. First, the IFPI revealed its global sales figures for 2013, and now US industry body the RIAA has published its 2013 Music Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics...

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March 18th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

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This time last year, the music industry was celebrating the IFPI's report showing that global recorded music revenues had risen 0.3% in 2012 – the first year of growth since 1999. Today, though, the...

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March 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Later today, the IFPI will publish its annual digital music report, outlining sales trends around the world in 2013. As the second largest music market in the world, Japan's performance will have a...

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January 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Germany is the latest country to report an annual increase in music sales, albeit a small one. Industry body BVMI said yesterday that industry income from recorded music sales and streams rose about 1%...

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January 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Is £9.99 a month too much to pay for a streaming music subscription service like Spotify or Deezer? A report published today by professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) thinks it might be. What's...

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January 15th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

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Full-year figures for the recorded music business in Norway in 2013 have been published today and show the market remains both in rude health and also a digital pioneer. The headline number is that, in...

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January 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Research firm comScore published its final monthly US Online Video Rankings data for 2013 yesterday, which means we can draw some conclusions about how the year went for music video service Vevo, as well...

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January 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We’re still waiting for 2013 revenue figures for the US music industry to understand the true impact that the growth of streaming services like Spotify had on the market last year. But we do at least...

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