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German recorded-music market up 6% year-on-year

German industry body BVMI has published market figures for the first seven months of 2015, revealing that overall recorded revenues are up 6% year-on-year. Board member (and UMG exec) Frank Briegmann called attention to the...
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RIAA figures reveal slowdown in new streaming subscribers

The RIAA has published its mid-year figures for the US recorded-music market, revealing a 0.8% rise in wholesale (trade) revenues in the first half of 2015, but a 0.5% decline in its retail value. The industry body is...
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75% of Americans listen to music online says Nielsen

Nielsen’s latest Music 360 report has some updated stats on music consumption in the US, including the claims that while 91% of Americans listen to music, 75% of them do it online in a typical week, while 44% do it on their...
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Who is listening to podcasts in 2015?

The success of whodunnit documentary Serial has shone a light back on the world of podcasts, and now US radio network Westwood One has published the results of a study into who’s listening to spoken-word content. Among...
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BMI revenues topped $1bn in its last financial year

US performance rights body BMI has announced its latest financials, revealing revenues of just over $1bn for its last fiscal year, which ended on 30 June. The company says it paid out $877m to its songwriters, composers and...
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comScore provides more data on Apple Music opportunity

Market research firm comScore has published its latest US Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report, including some data points that we can use to gauge the opportunity ahead for the Apple Music streaming service. According...
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53% of millennial viewing time on mobiles, tablets and laptops

Ericsson has published its annual TV and Media report, with plenty of stats to put the frighteners up the traditional TV industry, as is now traditional. Based on more than 20k online interviews in 20 countries, the research...
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US download sales hit an eight-year low last week

The week ending 27 August saw just under 15.7m music downloads sold in the US according to Nielsen Music, which is the lowest weekly total in nearly eight years. And in neat symmetry, the week also saw the highest ever total...
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Apple Music subscribers: 70% male but not just fanboys

Research firm Slice Intelligence has published some interesting data on Apple Music subscribers, based on a survey of more than 92,000 of them in the US. Among its findings: 70.2% of them are men, which Slice compares to...
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IDC predicts smartphone growth will slow in 2015

The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5% in 2014 to 10.4% in...
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Survey hints at Apple Music conversion rate for Watch owners

Smartwatch-focused research firm Wristly has published some new data on how Apple Watch owners consume media on the device, as well as what they think of Apple Music. Just 9% of them are using streaming music on the smartwatch...
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The real problems with streaming? It’s all about the money

Well, of course it is: discussion about streaming’s sustainability for artists comes with a backdrop of a just-as-heated debate about its sustainability for the companies offering it, most of whom are well into the red....