75% of Americans listen to music online says Nielsen
Nielsen’s latest Music 360 report has some updated stats on music consumption in the US, including the claims that while 91% of Americans listen to music, 75% of them do it online in a typical week, while 44% do it on their...
September 15, 2015
US download sales hit an eight-year low last week
The week ending 27 August saw just under 15.7m music downloads sold in the US according to Nielsen Music, which is the lowest weekly total in nearly eight years. And in neat symmetry, the week also saw the highest ever total...
September 4, 2015
US music streams nearly doubled year-on-year
Late last week we reported on the booming streaming market in the UK – in terms of consumption at least – with streams up 80% in the first half of 2015, year-on-year. That rise was outperformed in the US though,...
July 6, 2015
Music subscription uptake is low but losing paying users is the real time bomb
Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over 3% of annual consumer spend on music is on subscription services. It ranks just above...
June 29, 2015
Apple’s “listening valuation” app for radio?
Now this is intriguing. Amid all the hoo-hah this week about the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1, New Slang Media has posted an interesting blog that posits the theory that Beats 1 has the potential to blow the old diary-based...
June 12, 2015
Facebook, Nielsen, Gumroad and Ryan Leslie talk ‘social 2.0’ at Midem
The key to translating social media shares into sales is providing personalisation, engagement and priceless experiences. That’s according to a panel of social media experts from Facebook, Nielsen and Gumroad, who discussed...
June 7, 2015
Digging deeper into Nielsen’s 2014 US music stats
Nielsen published a preview report last week on US music sales and streams in 2014, but now the full thing is out, with some more details on changing consumption there. The topline figures remain 163.9bn songs streamed,...
January 8, 2015
Double-digit decline for music downloads in the US
There’s a refreshing lack of ‘man the lifeboats!’ panic about the latest half-year Nielsen SoundScan figures in the US, despite the fact that they reveal an 11.6% drop for digital album sales and a 13% drop for digital...
July 4, 2014
Nielsen study: average number of apps used a month is 26.8
Nielsen has published its latest research into how people are using smartphone apps in the US, claiming that the time they spend per month has increased notably in the last two years, but that the number of apps they’re...
July 2, 2014
Online display advertising spending grew by 32.4% in 2013, but remains a niche
Good news! Global online display advertising grew by 32.4% last year according to research firm Nielsen.
January 28, 2014
Nielsen hails ‘vibrant’ US music market’s streaming growth
We’re still waiting for 2013 revenue figures for the US music industry to understand the true impact that the growth of streaming services like Spotify had on the market last year. But we do at least now have some more...
January 10, 2014
Music download sales fell in the US in 2013, but stream stats unknown
Sales of both digital tracks and digital albums fell in the US last year, according to year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. Track sales were down 5.7% to 1.26bn units for the year, while digital albums dipped 0.1%...
January 6, 2014