Tag: market data
Android storming ahead in smartphone market with 79% sales share
Gartner published its latest smartphone market figures yesterday, and they're notable because they cover sales to 'end users' – actual people, rather than shipments to retailers and operators. The research has been making...
August 15, 2013
70.3m Americans tipped to listen to music on mobiles this year
eMarketer has published its latest stats about the US digital music market, although they focus on two specific areas: mobile music listening and digital radio listening. On the former, the company claims that the number...
August 14, 2013
Analysts take their guesses at streaming music’s future growth
It's safe to say analyst firm ABI Research is feeling bullish about the growth of streaming music in the years ahead. The company has published its latest predictions, claiming that 29m people will be paying for on-demand...
August 5, 2013
Smartphone shipments up around 50% year-on-year
Following a wave of quarterly financial results, tech industry analysts are publishing their estimates for shipments of smartphones in the second quarter of this year. IDC and Strategy Analytics' figures are broadly in...
July 26, 2013
Comparing first-half music sales from the US and Sweden
Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard have published US music sales figures for the first half of 2013, confirming most of the trends that the industry has suspected. Total album sales were down 5.6% year-on-year to 142m, with...
July 22, 2013
Swedish music sales up 12% in first half of 2013
All eyes are on Scandinavia this year to see how streaming music services like Spotify are affecting overall recorded-music revenues, after Sweden and Norway showed strong growth in 2012. Earlier this month, Norway showed...
July 21, 2013
Bloom.fm survey digs into piracy, pricing and YouTube’s music popularity
Streaming music service Bloom.fm published some results from a survey this morning. You might be tempted to write it off as a piece of research where the questions asked and answers published were chosen purely to support...
July 19, 2013
App pricing stats spell caution for album-app excitement
Having written about Bjork's Biophilia, Lady Gaga's ARTPOP and other album-as-app projects, we regularly get asked to comment for media stories about whether 'album apps are the future for music'. As much as we're interested...
July 19, 2013
Streaming still storming as Norwegian music sales rise 17% year-on-year
The IFPI's Norwegian division has published some new figures for recorded music revenues in Norway, showing that total sales rose by 17% year-on-year in the first half of 2013. Yes, we'll say that again: ALL music sales...
July 11, 2013
WorldPay claims strong demand for reselling digital content
Payments firm WorldPay has published some results from a survey of more than 11,400 people that it claims shows a strong demand for the ability to legally resell digital content. Across seven countries, 65% of people surveyed...
July 10, 2013
US digital track sales down 2.3% year-on-year. Time to panic?
Digital growth not quite making up for physical decline has been the main business trend for the music industry over the last decade, usually with the hopes that one day, digital would drive the industry upwards again. In...
July 4, 2013
US music sales in 2017: $1.4bn physical, $4.6bn digital?
We covered some elements of PwC's 2013 Entertainment & Media Outlook report yesterday, but the report's conclusions on the US music market are worth pulling out separately. Billboard has done a good job of that, noting...
June 6, 2013