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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...
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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...
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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%...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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%...