August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The Japanese music industry’s digital-music revenues rose just 5% in the first half of this year, according to figures released by industry body the RIAJ. The market generated ¥22.9m ($191.8m) of digital...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Gartner has published its analysis for smartphone sales to end users in the second quarter of this year, reporting that while they grew 13.5% year-on-year to 330m units, that’s the slowest...

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August 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music analytics firm Next Big Sound may have been acquired by Pandora, but for now that hasn’t put the company off its habit of aggregating stats and then publishing them for the wider industry to pore...

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August 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published its latest smartphone sales stats, calculating the market share of the various platforms in countries around the world. Its figures for sales (note, actual sales,...

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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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