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Amazon estimated to have 70% of US smart-speaker market

The latest analysis of the smart-speakers market comes from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), which reckons that the US install base of these devices is now 50m units. The company’s survey of 500 owners...
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New Nielsen study explores Americans’ media habits

Research firm Nielsen has published its latest Total Audience Report, covering the first quarter of 2018 and exploring how American adults use media. And? “American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching,...
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iHeartMedia financials show slight drop in revenues

It’s been a tough time for iHeartMedia, which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in March this year. Business goes on for the company and its iHeartRadio streaming subsidiary though: it filed its latest quarterly financial...
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Global smartphone shipments down as Huawei overtakes Apple

Apple’s quarterly financial results are always the trigger for a new round of figures on the global smartphone market, and such was the case yesterday. Research firms IDC and Strategy Analytics agree on the key trend:...
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Sony Music streaming revenues up 38.2% year-on-year

‘Major label’s streaming revenues growing strongly’ is becoming a familiar part of the industry landscape. Following Universal Music’s results earlier this week, Sony Music’s latest quarterly financials came out...
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Pandora now has 6m subscribers but its active users are falling

Wall Street reacted favourably to Pandora’s latest financial results yesterday, as the company beat expectations. Its Q2 revenues were up 2.1% year-on-year to $384.8m, although the company pointed out that if its shuttered...
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Tim Cook claims Apple Music leads in North America and Japan

Apple published its latest quarterly financial results last night, for the second quarter of 2018 (the company’s fiscal Q3). Big numbers ahoy: revenues up 17% year-on-year to $53.3bn and a net profit of $11.5bn. Apple...
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New Google-funded study explores online piracy trends in 2018

We’ll get the caveat in upfront: a new study of online piracy by researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law is “financed by Google” – although its authors say the project was “conducted...
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Kylie Jenner earns *how much* for a sponsored Instagram post?

There have been quite a few fanciful studies in recent times claiming to have estimated the amount celebrities are ‘worth’ on Instagram, based on their number of followers and how much that might be worth *if* they were...
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SoundExchange payouts grew by 17.5% year-on-year in Q2

US company SoundExchange has published its latest quarterly figures, and they show strong growth in its payouts to artists and labels. The company paid out $208.7m in the second quarter of this year, up 17.5% year-on-year. That...
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Strong streaming growth for UMG as Vivendi rules out IPO

Vivendi published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, including figures for Universal Music Group. And UMG’s parent company also provided an update on its plans for the major label, which will now involve...
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Amazon reports $2.5bn net profit for the second quarter of 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may be building rockets, but his main company’s profitability also (ahem) rocketed in the second quarter of this year. Amazon’s quarterly financials recorded a 39% increase in net sales to $52.9bn,...