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Music download sales fell in the US in 2013, but stream stats unknown

Sales of both digital tracks and digital albums fell in the US last year, according to year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. Track sales were down 5.7% to 1.26bn units for the year, while digital albums dipped 0.1%...
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UK’s £1bn recorded music revenues in 2013 included £103m from streaming subscriptions

Happy new year! Fancy starting off 2014 with some music industry sales figures? British music body the BPI and the Official Charts Company have just released their official UK recorded music numbers for 2013. They could...
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So, how much are the top iOS and Android apps making?

There may be 1m apps apiece on the app stores of Apple and Google, but how much money are they making? Mobile analytics company Distimo has published its latest estimates, claiming that on a typical day, the 200 top-grossing...
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How Vevo’s US viewership has gone mobile in the last two years

On Friday, comScore published its latest US online video rankings, estimating that 189m Americans watched videos online in October. As ever, 'Google Sites' (i.e. YouTube) was the biggest site monitored, attracting 164.8m...
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How many smartphones were actually sold in the third quarter?

Over the last month, we've reported on figures from research firms like IDC and Canalys about how many smartphones were shipped in the third quarter of this year, and how they broke down between iPhone, Android, Windows Phone...
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YouTube now more favoured than Facebook for US teens

The comparison may be a bit apples'n'oranges, given that YouTube and Facebook fulfil different functions for teenagers. Even so, new research from The Futures Company based on a survey of just over 4k young Americans provides...
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High times for Android with Nexus 5, KitKat and market-share growth

Just how big is Android in 2013? Very big. Research firm Strategy Analytics published its latest smartphone market-share stats yesterday, claiming that global shipments grew 45% to 251.4m in the third quarter, and that 204.4m...
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So, how many files on MegaUpload were copyrighted content?

At last week's Music & Copyright conference in London, Mega CEO Vikram Kumar claimed that Kim Dotcom's new cloud-storage service isn't being used for wide-scale piracy. But how about his old one? Research from Boston's...
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Gartner study emphasises entertainment role for tablets

Tablets are entertainment devices? Well, of course they are: from Angry Birds to Netflix to Spotify, people aren't just using these devices for work. But research firm Gartner has been putting some figures to this through...
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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...
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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...
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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...