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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%...
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On-demand streams up 40.5% in the US so far in 2017

There is more fodder for the debate about how the growth of music-streaming consumption compares to its growth in revenues this morning, courtesy of Nielsen in the US. Its latest figures show that the number of on-demand...
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NetEase claims there are 286m dance-music listeners in China

Chinese tech company NetEase has published some research into the popularity of dance music in its homeland. The company’s China Electronic Music Market research report claims that the number of Chinese online dance...
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RIAJ research gives new insights into streaming challenge in Japan

What's the most popular way to listen to music in Japan? Many people in the music industry's first answer would be CD, given the market's continued domination by physical sales. But no. According to research published...
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RIAA half-year figures reveal 17% rise for US recorded-music revenues

Paid music-streaming subscriptions are the star of US industry body the RIAA’s latest half-year figures, which show a 17% year-on-year rise in recorded-music retail revenues in the first six months of 2017. That means...
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Smartphones reaching usage tipping-point in the UK

2017 is set to be a tipping point in the UK for the way people access the internet, with smartphones overtaking desktop and laptop computers for the first time. That's in terms of time spent a day, according to research...
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US surveys offer encouraging signs for Apple Music

We’re expecting a new milestone for Apple Music subscribers to be announced on 12 September at the iPhone 8 launch. If the service’s growth has held steady, it should have reached 30 million subscribers by then. Ahead...
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Australian indie labels claim 30% recorded market-share

Australian industry body AIR has co-published a report with Deloitte that claims independent labels account for 30% of the $400m recorded-music industry there. Among the report’s other headline claims: 44% of those indies’...
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Goldman Sachs predicts $41bn recorded-music industry by 2030

At our NY:LON Connect conference in January this year, Dot Blockchain boss Benji Rogers caused a stir by making the confident prediction that “we’ll be at $100bn a year as an industry in two years” – albeit with the...
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comScore study reveals tough landscape for new smartphone apps

The latest survey by research firm comScore has found that 51% of American smartphone owners download precisely zero new apps a month. This isn’t a new trend – the figure this time last year was 49% – but it’s...
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French market slips 2.3% with digital now 55% of music revenues

New figures published by French industry body SNEP show that digital is now the biggest part of the French recorded music market. In the first six months of 2017, it accounted for 55% of recorded music revenues in the country. Unlike...