Tag: market data

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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2013 Edelman Entertainment survey sheds light on consumers

Edelman has published its annual Global Entertainment Survey, grilling 6,500 people across eight countries – the US, UK, India, Brazil, China, Germany, Turkey and South Korea – about their entertainment usage. Its television...
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French music sales down as streaming ‘struggles’ to take off

French music industry body SNEP has published its recorded music sales figures for the first quarter of 2013, and they don't make for fun reading. Physical sales were down 7.3% year-on-year to €77m ($100.2m), but digital...
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Settle down to read Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends report

Every year, tech analyst-turned-VC Mary Meeker publishes her Internet Trends report: a 100+-slide presentation outlining what she sees happening online (including mobile), and what it means for advertising, media, entertainment...