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BMI revenues topped $1bn in its last financial year

US performance rights body BMI has announced its latest financials, revealing revenues of just over $1bn for its last fiscal year, which ended on 30 June. The company says it paid out $877m to its songwriters, composers and...
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comScore provides more data on Apple Music opportunity

Market research firm comScore has published its latest US Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report, including some data points that we can use to gauge the opportunity ahead for the Apple Music streaming service. According...
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53% of millennial viewing time on mobiles, tablets and laptops

Ericsson has published its annual TV and Media report, with plenty of stats to put the frighteners up the traditional TV industry, as is now traditional. Based on more than 20k online interviews in 20 countries, the research...
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US download sales hit an eight-year low last week

The week ending 27 August saw just under 15.7m music downloads sold in the US according to Nielsen Music, which is the lowest weekly total in nearly eight years. And in neat symmetry, the week also saw the highest ever total...
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Apple Music subscribers: 70% male but not just fanboys

Research firm Slice Intelligence has published some interesting data on Apple Music subscribers, based on a survey of more than 92,000 of them in the US. Among its findings: 70.2% of them are men, which Slice compares to...
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IDC predicts smartphone growth will slow in 2015

The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5% in 2014 to 10.4% in...
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Survey hints at Apple Music conversion rate for Watch owners

Smartwatch-focused research firm Wristly has published some new data on how Apple Watch owners consume media on the device, as well as what they think of Apple Music. Just 9% of them are using streaming music on the smartwatch...
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The real problems with streaming? It’s all about the money

Well, of course it is: discussion about streaming’s sustainability for artists comes with a backdrop of a just-as-heated debate about its sustainability for the companies offering it, most of whom are well into the red....
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Apps are already bigger than Hollywood, let alone music

Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of 11m trial members...
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Japan music market sees digital growth of 5%

The Japanese music industry’s digital-music revenues rose just 5% in the first half of this year, according to figures released by industry body the RIAJ. The market generated ¥22.9m ($191.8m) of digital sales, and although...
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Smartphone sales are slowing down again says Gartner

Research firm Gartner has published its analysis for smartphone sales to end users in the second quarter of this year, reporting that while they grew 13.5% year-on-year to 330m units, that’s the slowest growth rate since...
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Only 36% of American smartphone owners use messaging apps

Count us surprised by the headline finding from the Pew Research Center’s latest US study: it claims that 36% of American smartphone owners are using messaging apps, although that rises to 49% of 18-29 year-olds. Both figures...