Tag: market data
Pandora was fourth top non-game app for revenue in 2017
Pandora was the fourth biggest non-game app across Android and iOS in 2017 in terms of revenues, according to app analytics firm SensorTower’s end-of-year report. Its analysis of in-app purchases ranks Pandora behind...
January 15, 2018
NPR / Edison: One in six Americans now own a smart speaker
January has already seen a flurry of new research into smart speakers, timed to coincide with the CES show in Las Vegas. The latest example comes from NPR and Edison Research, who surveyed 1,816 Americans in November and...
January 15, 2018
Futuresource estimates that 25m smart speakers shipped in 2017
Research firm Futuresource has put a number to the burgeoning smart-speakers market: 25m units shipped globally in 2017. The company claims that was a rise of 30% year-on-year, although the US and UK accounted for 95%...
January 10, 2018
Accenture sees strong growth for smart speakers in 2018
It’s clearly the time of year for people to be making bullish smart-speaker predictions: Accenture is the latest to throw its hat into the ring. Its ‘Time to Navigate the Super Myway’ report (ouch!) includes plenty...
January 9, 2018
AR and VR startups raised more than $3bn in 2017
Augmented and virtual reality companies raised more than $3bn of funding in 2017 according to research firm Digi-Capital, which claims that half of that investment happened in Q4 alone. However, a handful of companies...
January 8, 2018
Google is selling more than one smart speaker every second
We’ve seen plenty of analyst estimates for the amount of Echo speakers being sold by Amazon, but what about their biggest rival, the Google Home family? Google has announced a stat – albeit one that requires a calculator...
January 8, 2018
On-demand video was 22.8% of US music consumption in 2017
We reported on the latest music-consumption stats from the UK yesterday, but now Nielsen has published its data for the US, revealing even bigger growth for 2017. Specifically, sales and streams of albums and songs grew...
January 4, 2018
UK spending on recorded music grew by 9.6% in 2017
Brits spent more than £1.2bn on recorded music in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 9.6% fuelled by the growth of streaming subscriptions. Figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) revealed that...
January 3, 2018
Paid online-music market tipped to grow 59% in China
The market for ‘paid online music’ in China is expected to grow by 59% this year to $455m according to research firm iResearch, whose prediction is quoted prominently in the Financial Times’ latest piece on China. It...
November 24, 2017
With 16m music subscribers Amazon is no longer a dark horse
We’ll stress upfront that this isn’t an official announcement from Amazon: the company hasn’t abandoned its policy of keeping its key music stats to itself. Instead, this is an estimate from Midia Research, claiming...
October 25, 2017
Apple and Google app stores reached new heights in Q3 2017
The latest report from research firm App Annie claims that combined app downloads on iOS’ App Store and Android’s Google Play were nearly 26bn in the third quarter of this year. That’s up 8% year-on-year, and as...
October 24, 2017
WIN report claims independent labels now have 38.4% global market share
Independent-music trade body WIN has published its second annual ‘WINTEL’ report on the global music market. Its headline claim is that indie labels increased their market share of global recorded-music sales from 37.5%...
October 23, 2017