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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...
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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]...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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…...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Canalys and IDC release smartphone and tablet stats

With Q2 financials out of the way, the analysts are calculating market shares for various industries.
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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...