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
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...
October 4, 2017
Millennials are consuming more content across more platforms – but presume their loyalty at your peril
That’s one of the key findings of Nielsen’s second Millennials On Millennials report. The analysis considers millennials and advertising, social media, communication, entertainment, spending and technology – and...
August 22, 2017
Gracenote brings Global Music Data to Europe and Latin America
Now safely berthed within Nielsen, Gracenote has announced that it is launching its Global Music Data product in Europe and Latin America, following its debut in the US in February. The company is pitching it as “the...
August 1, 2017
Nielsen reveals early US Prince streaming stats
Prince’s back catalogue – the portion of it that was made available on streaming services on Sunday, at least – was streamed 4.7m times on Sunday and Monday in the US. That’s according to Nielsen, which has published...
February 17, 2017
Nielsen ranks top US smartphone apps of 2016
You could be excused for blinking at Nielsen’s claim that Apple Music averaged more than 68 million monthly users in the US alone last year. However, the company is referring to Apple’s ‘Music’ app – the one...
January 3, 2017
Virtual reality early adopters over-index on concert spending
A lot of the experimentation going on around virtual reality and music focuses on live performances: reimagining concert footage as a wraparound, 360-degree experience. But will there be a big demand for this? New research...
October 5, 2016
Nielsen study analyses US music listening
Nielsen has published its annual Music 360 study of American listeners, including their preferred methods of accessing music. Radio remains popular, with respondents preferring it as their music source 27% of the time, compared...
September 21, 2016
Nielsen reveals stats on Canadian music industry in 2015
Nielsen has published its year-end Canadian music report for 2015, striking an upbeat note. “Canadians are spending more hours per week listening to music (and listening more on their phones), going to more live music...
January 14, 2016
Streaming doubled in the US in 2015 says Nielsen
It’s a big week for 2015 figures in the music industry, with Nielsen releasing its latest stats for the US recorded-music market. The big headline is the doubling of streaming: 317.2bn songs streamed in 2015 compared...
January 6, 2016