Research firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has recently updated its Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report, which makes all manner of predictions for the next five years. Among them the growth in sales of […]
BPI Insight Session. What’s next for music and podcasts?
It’s notable how little research is publicly available on the size of the podcast audience globally. Ovum is the one research firm to have published estimates. Having previously claimed that there were 484 million [monthly] podcast listeners at the end of 2017, it now expects this to grow to more than one billion listeners in […]
The ‘impermanent social internet’ may be our online future
Looking for a spicy hot-take of the day that doesn’t involve Game of Thrones? Try this one from journalist Mike Isaac. “The permanent social internet is dying. The impermanent social internet […]
Report: podcast advertising could double to $1.6bn by 2022
The latest big figures to be published about the podcasting industry come from research firm Warc, which has issued its Global Ad Trends: Podcasts report. “By 2022 podcasts could account for 4.5% […]
IDC predicts 144.3m smart speaker shipments in 2019
Research firm IDC has published its latest predictions for shipments of ‘smart home devices’ – a category that includes smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, but also home-security, lighting, smart […]
Report claims mobile app spending will reach $156bn by 2023
Newsflash! People quite like apps, and spend a fair amount of money on them – and that’s probably going to continue for the foreseeable future. And on that bombshell, we […]
There could be 147m music subscriptions by the end of 2017
While we’ll have to wait for the IFPI’s official numbers later this year, there’s a consensus that the music industry ended 2016 with around 100 million people around the world paying for music subscriptions.
Now Midia Research, which has just upgraded that estimate to 106.3 million, has predicted that the industry could add 44.3 million more in 2017.
“A combination of enough growth being left in the market and the continued success of pricing discounts should see subscriber numbers grow at a slightly faster rate in 2017 than they did in 2016, hitting 146.6 million,” explained the company in a blog post promoting its latest report.
Latest advertising forecasts: social networks and mobile
There’s never a shortage of estimates and forecasts for ad revenues, and they don’t always agree. Reserve the usual pinch of salt – but also the usual interest – for […]
Juniper Research predicts slow digital music growth
Research firm Juniper Research has published its latest digital music forecasts, predicting revenues of $12.3bn this year, rising to $13.9bn in 2019 – slow growth, to say the least. The […]
Analysts take their guesses at streaming music’s future growth
It’s safe to say analyst firm ABI Research is feeling bullish about the growth of streaming music in the years ahead. The company has published its latest predictions, claiming that 29m people will be paying for on-demand streaming services by the end of 2013, with Spotify accounting for 32% of them (9.3m-ish) with Deezer, Korean service MelOn, Rhapsody and Sony’s Music Unlimited its nearest competitors.
By the end of 2018, ABI thinks there’ll be 191m paying subscribers for on-demand service, with a significant upswing in streaming music revenues. The company estimates that by the end of 2013, cumulative revenues so far from on-demand streaming will have totalled $5bn, but that this figure will reach $46bn by the end of 2018.
Canalys and IDC release smartphone and tablet stats
With Q2 financials out of the way, the analysts are calculating market shares for various industries.
IAB predicts in-app purchases will overtake paid app downloads
Analyst firm ABI Research has published its latest report on the mobile apps market, predicting that revenues from in-app purchases (IAP) will overtake paid download sales this year. ABI also thinks that total mobile app revenues will grow from $8.5bn in 2011 to $46bn in 2016.