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The Kids are still alright with Facebook, says Forrester

It's been received wisdom for some time now that young internet users are drifting away from Facebook in favour of other social and messaging apps. But is it true? Research firm Forrester has published the results of a...
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US music sales down in 2013, but streaming more than making up for downloads decline

It’s raining music industry stats today. First, the IFPI revealed its global sales figures for 2013, and now US industry body the RIAA has published its 2013 Music Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics report too. Overall,...
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IFPI reveals global music sales drop in 2013, despite streaming boom

This time last year, the music industry was celebrating the IFPI's report showing that global recorded music revenues had risen 0.3% in 2012 – the first year of growth since 1999. Today, though, the body's annual Digital...
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Japanese music sales down sharply ahead of today’s IFPI report

Later today, the IFPI will publish its annual digital music report, outlining sales trends around the world in 2013. As the second largest music market in the world, Japan's performance will have a noticeable impact on...
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German music sales increased slightly in 2013 thanks to… physical?

Germany is the latest country to report an annual increase in music sales, albeit a small one. Industry body BVMI said yesterday that industry income from recorded music sales and streams rose about 1% to €1.45bn ($1.96bn)...
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Report claims key to streaming music’s growth is cheaper subscriptions

Is £9.99 a month too much to pay for a streaming music subscription service like Spotify or Deezer? A report published today by professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) thinks it might be. What's more, it has...
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Norwegian music sales up 11% in 2013 thanks to streaming

Full-year figures for the recorded music business in Norway in 2013 have been published today and show the market remains both in rude health and also a digital pioneer. The headline number is that, in value terms, the market...
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comScore tracked 7.2bn of US video views for Vevo in 2013

Research firm comScore published its final monthly US Online Video Rankings data for 2013 yesterday, which means we can draw some conclusions about how the year went for music video service Vevo, as well as Google’s YouTube. The...
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Nielsen hails ‘vibrant’ US music market’s streaming growth

We’re still waiting for 2013 revenue figures for the US music industry to understand the true impact that the growth of streaming services like Spotify had on the market last year. But we do at least now have some more...
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2014 expected to be Android’s billion-unit year thanks to post-PC shifts

More than one billion Android devices are expected to ship this year, according to research firm Gartner. It expects 1.1bn Google-powered smartphones and tablets to ship in 2014, driven by surging demand for these devices...
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Music download sales fell in the US in 2013, but stream stats unknown

Sales of both digital tracks and digital albums fell in the US last year, according to year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. Track sales were down 5.7% to 1.26bn units for the year, while digital albums dipped 0.1%...
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UK’s £1bn recorded music revenues in 2013 included £103m from streaming subscriptions

Happy new year! Fancy starting off 2014 with some music industry sales figures? British music body the BPI and the Official Charts Company have just released their official UK recorded music numbers for 2013. They could...