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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Eventbrite IPO filing reveals $201.6m of 2017 revenues

The next major music-related IPO is here: ticketing company Eventbrite. Which, admittedly, has been tipped to be on the verge of going public for several months now.
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Players spent $8.2bn on digital games in July 2018 alone

According to the IFPI, for the whole of 2017, global digital-music spending (streaming and downloads combined) totalled $9.4bn. Without wishing to make you depressed on a Friday morning, here’s a figure to compare that...
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Even teenagers are worried about their smartphone usage

There’s a lot of ballyhoo in the media about whether young people are spending too much time on their phones: it’s the parental fret-fest of our generation.