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These ad-blocking internet users are not for turning

The journalism and online advertising industries have been well and truly spooked by the growth of ad-blocking among web users. Now a study from Adobe will give them more to worry about. It surveyed US internet users, and...
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The next big question in the value-gap debate

The reactions to the European Commission’s proposals for copyright reform made one thing very clear: nothing has been settled. The proposals are just that – proposals – with plenty more lobbying in store before they...
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Facebook in trouble for overestimating video viewing time

The last few years have been a story of strong success for Facebook’s advertising business, but its growth in video has hit a problem. The social network has admitted that it had been overestimating average viewing time...
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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...
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Free services dominate US weekly music-streaming hours

The latest study from research firm MusicWatch is likely to fuel the arguments about the “value gap” between free, ad-supported music streams and the revenues they generate for rightsholders. The study quantifies weekly...
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What’s with millennials’ piracy and ad-blocking habits?

Research firm Anatomy Media has published the results of an online survey of 18-24 year-old Americans, exploring some of their online habits. Specifically piracy and ad-blocking, both of which should be of interest to Music...
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Country Profile – India 2016

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Country Profile – Belgium 2016

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Analytics firm claims audio streams have passed videos in US

There’s plenty of excitement in industry circles around the news that audio music streams may have overtaken video music streams in the US in the first half of 2016. A note of caution: these aren’t official RIAA or Nielsen...
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Study claims listeners can hear hi-res audio difference

Can music fans really tell the difference between standard and high-resolution audio? According to a study by Queen Mary University of London, yes they can. It compared data from more than 12k trials of people being asked...
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Analyst claims Spotify’s clout with labels is on the rise

Will Spotify’s 100m-users milestone give it more clout when negotiating licensing deals with major labels? Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor made exactly that claim yesterday.
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Country Profile – UK 2015