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Mobile phones will beat TV for Americans’ time this year

Research firm eMarketer has predicted a tipping point for Americans’ entertainment habits this year. “For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone...
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Goldman Sachs: annual streaming revenues will be $37.2bn in 2030

When Goldman Sachs published its ‘Music In The Air’ report in 2017, predicting trade revenues from paid streaming of $28bn by 2030, it sparked excitement and controversy in equal measure – the latter once people wondered...
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Music streaming in 2019: radio rivalry, Spotify sustainability and ‘west versus east’

Streaming was the big driver behind the recorded-music industry’s 9.7% growth in 2018, according to the IFPI. In fact, streaming revenues grew by 34% to $8.9bn, accounting for 47% of the global total. At the end of 2018,...
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Study explores the market status of dance-music in 2018

An estimated 1.5 billion people were listening to dance music in 2018, making it the third most-popular musical genre behind pop and rock. That’s one of the key figures in the latest IMS Business Report, which draws stats...
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Twitch viewing grew by 35% year-on-year in first quarter of 2019

Video analytics firm StreamElements has published its latest report about the online-video market, including some useful data on Amazon’s Twitch platform. It claims Twitch generated 2.7bn hours of content-viewing hours...
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Smart speakers install-base tipped to pass 200m this year

Canalys is the latest research firm to update its estimates on the size of the market for smart speakers. Its latest report predicts that the global install-base for these devices will grow from 114m units at the end of...
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Spotify’s Will Page pegs global music copyright value at $28.1bn for 2017

Last week, the IFPI put out its numbers for the global record business in 2018, saying it was worth $19.1bn, a 9.7% growth from the $17.4bn reported in 2017. This, of course, only shows one part of the total value of the...
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Instagram is pinching Snapchat’s users in the UK

OK, it’s only one country, but the numbers from eMarketer are still interesting and tap into the issue of just how sustainable multi-platforming is in social media. The research company is saying this year will be the first...
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Streaming AND physical made India 15th biggest music market in 2018

India is an exciting ‘high-potential’ market for the music industry in 2019, but the abridged version of the IFPI’s new Global Music Report – the one that’s made available for free – only mentions India twice....
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Despite growth, music labels warn: ‘We should never be complacent’

Four consistent years of global growth is something to swell the record industry’s heart, and the 9.7% rise in 2018 means it is approaching double-digit growth – a big change from the double-digit decline that defined...
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Streaming drove 9.7% rise in global recorded-music revenues in 2018

Global recorded-music revenues grew by 9.7% in 2018, according to industry body the IFPI. Its annual Global Music Report, which is published today, reveals that strong growth in streaming revenues more than made up for the...
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Billie Eilish album on course for impressive first-week streams

Who knew? Billie Eilish is quite popular with music-streamers, as well as with the streaming services. Billboard reports that her album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ is on course for more than 170m on-demand...