Tag: market data
Pollstar mid-year Top 50 Tours chart sets new sales record
The top 50 worldwide tours in the first half of 2018 set a new record for ticket sales, according to Pollstar. Its mid-year chart shows a 12% spike in gross sales to $2.21bn. “It’s the chart’s biggest rise since 2015-16...
July 18, 2018
Music-streaming services now 8% of audio listening in the UK
British communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report, Media Nations, which is making headlines with its claim that TV-streaming services have now overtaken traditional pay-television in the UK. However, the...
July 18, 2018
Report: mobile app and game spending up 27.8% year-on-year
Research firm SensorTower has published its latest figures on the mobile apps and games industry, and they suggest strong growth even though we’re now a decade in to the modern apps era. “App Store and Google Play users...
July 17, 2018
Report: Amazon now accounts for 49.1% of US e-commerce market
Amazon is about to fire the starting trigger on its annual Prime Day of shopping deals, and research firm eMarketer has put out some new analysis of the company’s place in the US online-retail sector to accompany it. Its...
July 16, 2018
‘Death of Copyright’ author follows up his 2001 article
In 2001, American law professor Glynn S. Lunney Jr wrote an article called ‘The Death of Copyright: Digital Technology, Private Copying, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’ in which he predicted that the DMCA legislation...
July 16, 2018
100m smart speakers expected to be in use by end of 2018
Research firm Canalys has published the latest report predicting the growth of the smart-speakers market, and there’s a big, round number attached to it. “Canalys expects the smart speaker installed base will approach...
July 10, 2018
US on-demand audio streams up 45% year-on-year in 2018 so far
Nielsen has published its annual mid-year report for the US music market, and while the trends it shows are unsurprising, they will nonetheless be encouraging for a market still celebrating the strong growth (in both consumption...
July 9, 2018
Spotify and Pandora loom large in all-time app-spending chart
Spotify is the second top mobile app by all-time, global consumer spend, according to a new report from analytics firm App Annie. Pandora is the third, meanwhile, with the two music-streaming services only beaten by Netflix...
July 6, 2018
Merlin says indie market-share is higher on paid streaming tiers
Indie licensing agency Merlin has published a report to celebrate its 10th anniversary, including the previously-reported stat that its annual payouts to members are now more than $500m. There are other new figures though....
June 28, 2018
Research firm claims Spotify is tops for millennial ratio
Research firm Verto Analytics has put out some new figures, comparing several music-streaming services on the percentage of their listeners that are ‘millennials’ (which in this definition is 18-35 year-olds). Spotify...
June 27, 2018
AR and VR headset shipments down 30.5% year-on-year
Get set for a ride down into the trough of disillusionment, as research firm Gartner puts it. Augmented and virtual reality headset shipments have fallen by 30.5% year-on-year. At least, this is according to one of that company’s...
June 21, 2018
Smart speakers continue their reach into non-English markets
A new study on smart speakers from research firm IHS Markit doesn’t add many surprises: 65% of respondents use these devices for listening to music, asking questions and checking the weather, versus just 6% for controlling...
June 20, 2018