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Ovum predicts flat music revenues for next five years

Research firm Ovum has published its latest set of predictions for the global music market, claiming that total spending levels will remain flat through to 2020, even if 2015 represents a “digital tipping point” for the...
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Report claims 5% of YouTube videos drive 95% of views

New YouTube stats! Get yer new YouTube stats here! Video analytics firm Tubular has published a mini-report on just how fat the fat head of YouTube is, compared to its long tail. “There are 58.6 million videos on YouTube...
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Mark Mulligan predicts 6m Apple Music subscribers by Christmas

Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan has been crunching the first numbers on Apple Music subscriptions. He concludes that while more than 1.5m of the 6.5m people who paid for their first month’s membership are likely to...
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Musician Lindsey Stirling among YouTube’s highest earners

How much are the biggest stars on YouTube earning? Forbes has been crunching the numbers to come up with a top 10 based on pre-tax earnings in the year to 1 June 2015. It’s headed by gamer PewDiePie with an estimated...
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Study claims online video is now matching TV (for some people)

Brand consultancy Millward Brown has published some results from a study of the viewing habits of 13,500 people across 42 countries, with the headline finding being that online video viewing appears to be matching traditional...
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Report quantifies how US fans use social networks for music

Research firm MusicWatch has published some new data on how Americans are using social networks for music. It claims that 53% of US internet users older than 13 are following artists, subscribing to artist channels, and...
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Amazon Prime may be the biggest US music subscription service

If you asked people what the most popular music subscription service was in the US, Spotify and Pandora would dominate the answers. Yet a new report from Parks Associates reveals a dark horse: Amazon Prime Music. It claims...
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Copia report claims carrot beats stick when tackling piracy

Earlier this year, tech site Techdirt launched its own digital think-tank called The Copia Institute, promising to “focus on the challenges and opportunities we face in this age of abundance”. Its latest report came...
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US music streams have nearly doubled in 2015 so far

The number of music tracks streamed by Americans has nearly doubled in the first nine months of 2015, according to the latest figures from Nielsen SoundScan. That’s 232bn streams between January and September, compared...
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Latest stats on just how white and male the VC industry is

Tech news site The Information has published a study of the demographic makeup of senior venture capitalists, and it certainly won’t dispel claims that the tech investment industry is overwhelmingly white and male. “Ninety...
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Research claims YouTube is 11x bigger than Facebook for video

In April, Facebook said that it was seeing 4bn daily views of native videos uploaded to its service, although that number has surely increased since. It sparked plenty of debate about what kind of rival Facebook is presenting...
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New figures point to Facebook’s social advertising growth

Research firm eMarketer has published new forecasts for social network advertising revenues, hammering home the point that Facebook is the top dog in that market. It claims Facebook will generate $16.3bn of ad revenues this...