BPI and ERA figures reveal music’s growth in the UK in 2018
British industry bodies the BPI and ERA have published figures showing how the UK's recorded-music market grew in 2018. One of the headlines: an 8.9% growth last year in recorded-music sales to £1.33bn (around $1.68bn)....
January 3, 2019
And the biggest music-streaming service in the Nordics is…
If you just completed that sentence with 'Spotify', sorry, that's not the answer. At least, it's not the answer according to the 2018 Polaris Nordic Digital Music Survey, which is published by collecting societies Koda, Teosto...
November 7, 2018
10 things we learned from Tencent Music’s IPO filing
Tencent Music published its filing to go public last night. We’ve been filleting the document to pull out some of the most interesting data and strategic titbits on the Chinese digital-music company. 1. The big figures Tencent...
October 3, 2018
Next Big Sound opens up its Pandora data on artists
Music-streaming service Pandora's analytics division Next Big Sound is opening up its data, in an effort to give Pandora metrics a higher profile within the music industry. Until now, artists, managers and labels could...
September 27, 2018
Shazam financials show revenue growth flattened in 2017 ahead of Apple acquisition
Apple completed its acquisition of music-identification app Shazam this week, but now the latter company has published its latest (and likely final) set of public financial results, via the UK’s Companies House. They...
September 26, 2018
RIAA mid-year stats: 10% growth in US recorded-music market
US industry body the RIAA has published its mid-year figures for 2018, outlining the growth in recorded-music revenues in the first half of this year. Retail spending on recorded-music grew by 10% year-on-year to $4.6bn,...
September 20, 2018
Triton Digital metrics show Spotify overtaking Pandora in US
Triton Digital is the company that measures online digital-audio listening in the US and Latin America, with a metric of ‘average active sessions’ designed to make sense of the online-radio and streaming worlds for advertisers...
August 30, 2018
YouTube is ‘the main way consumers aged 16-44 discover music’
Music videos continue to be the most popular video category on YouTube, accounting for 32% of views on the platform. This, at least, is the estimate published by research firm Midia Research in its latest State of the YouTube...
August 29, 2018
Grand Theft Auto V has generated 75bn minutes of music listening
Days after EA’s music boss Steve Schnur was boasting about the music-discovery potential of FIFA 19, another games publisher has been talking up its music stats. Rockstar Games told Rolling Stone that Grand Theft Auto V...
August 28, 2018
Report: labels troubled by growth of family streaming plans
In the IFPI’s latest Global Music Report, the industry body claimed that at the end of 2017 there were 176 million ‘users of paid subscription accounts’ globally – a figure that includes people on family plans who...
August 28, 2018
India may have around 100m users of music-streaming services
Last week saw the All About Music conference take place in India, with plenty of talk about how big the Indian music market is, and how large it might grow in the future. Journalist Amit Gurbaxani has published some of his...
August 28, 2018