Tag: market data
70% of smart-speaker owners listen to more audio at home
Research firm Edison Research has published its latest investigation into the habits of smart-speaker owners – which now include 7% of Americans according to its surveys. “70% of smart speaker owners say they are listening...
June 26, 2017
IDC publishes latest AR / VR headset predictions
It’s been a relatively slow start sales-wise for virtual-reality headsets, let alone augmented-reality devices. However, research firm IDC remains confident that the market for both will grow at a pace in the coming years. The...
June 20, 2017
Amazon reportedly shipped 5m Echo speakers in 2016
Amazon keeps its Echo sales figures close to its chest, like many other stats around its business. Today we’ve got a new estimate for those sales though, courtesy of research firm Strategy Analytics. It claims that Amazon...
June 20, 2017
YouTube has the WAU factor in Anglo music markets
WAU? Weekly Active Users: a metric that Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan thinks is more relevant in 2017 than monthly active users. “The MAU metric is past its sell by date. In today’s always on, increasingly mobile...
May 26, 2017
Global electronic-music biz is now worth $7.4bn says IMS
This week’s International Music Summit (IMS) conference in Ibiza is showcasing all things dance, with the organiser putting out its annual IMS Business Report yesterday to update the industry on the latest electronic-music...
May 25, 2017
The US will have 40m augmented-reality users this year
Well, that’s what research firm eMarketer is predicting anyway: that 40 million Americans will engage with some form of augmented reality at least monthly in 2017. That’s up 30.2% year-on-year. The growth is no surprise...
May 23, 2017
Report claims 35.6m Americans will use smart speakers in 2017
Smart speakers like Amazon Echo speaker and its Alexa assistant have been getting plenty of music-industry people excited about its potential to provide new ways to discover and listen to music. With the launch of Google...
May 8, 2017
Streaming to overtake physical revenues for UK labels in 2017
British music-industry body the BPI has published its latest trade-income figures this morning, and while the 5.1% growth in label revenues is the headline, it’s the prediction that streaming will overtake physical revenues...
April 13, 2017
Sweden saw 6.2% growth in recorded-music revenues in 2016
We've been hearing a steady flow of stories in recent weeks showing impressive growth for recorded-music revenues in 2016 from various countries around the world – driven by streaming subscriptions. But what about Spotify's...
April 12, 2017
Mobile apps spending expected to reach $81bn in 2021
Analytics firm App Annie has published its latest set of predictions for the smartphone apps market in 2017. Obligatory big numbers: it anticipates 195bn global downloads across Android and iOS this year, with smartphone...
March 30, 2017
Claims of 40.7m Apple Music users in the US deserve scepticism
“Apple Music saw over 40m users on mobile last month, leading Spotify by 10m,” ran a headline on 9 to 5 Mac yesterday. “Apple Music reportedly leads Spotify, Pandora in unique monthly users,” claimed AppleInsider. Even...
March 30, 2017
Recorded-music growth flattens out in Italy despite streaming rise
Italian industry body FIMI has put out its figures for 2016, reporting that recorded-music revenues grew by 0.4% to €149m (around $161m) last year. That’s a big bump back down to earth after the 25.1% increase in revenues...
March 22, 2017