Report predicts live-music ticket sales will top $25bn in 2023
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 tickets for...
September 25, 2019
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]...
August 1, 2019
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 will need to replace it....
May 20, 2019
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% of global audio advertising...
April 26, 2019
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...
April 1, 2019
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 return you to your regular music-industry bulletin…...
March 29, 2019
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...
February 8, 2017
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 the latest claims from Strategy Analytics and eMarketer...
April 9, 2015
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 report suggests that growth from...
August 22, 2014
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...
August 5, 2013
Canalys and IDC release smartphone and tablet stats
With Q2 financials out of the way, the analysts are calculating market shares for various industries.
August 3, 2012
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...
February 21, 2012