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New Zealand study reveals Spotify overtaking YouTube for music

A new study of entertainment habits for New Zealanders has some interesting findings about the music-streaming landscape there. The survey was conducted by New Zealand On Air, the body that funds audio and visual public-media...
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Artist endorsement is ‘secret sauce’ in Mexico’s streaming boom

By now, Music Ally readers will know all about the zoom to prominence of Mexico and Brazil in Spotify’s top markets by listeners and streams, and the way that’s enabled these countries to become launchpads into the service’s...
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Amazon Prime Music may have overtaken Apple Music in UK

It’s been clear for some time that in terms of music subscribers, Amazon is now the third player globally behind Spotify and Apple Music. Could it have vaulted Apple Music into second place in the UK however? That’s...
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Smart speaker sales, forecasts and market share: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and more

The music industry is intensely interested in the growth of the market for smart speaker devices: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and other speakers controlled via voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and...
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YouGov study claims fewer Brits are pirating music

Market-research firm YouGov has put out some new figures on online piracy in the UK, claiming that there is good news for the music industry. “The number of Britons that are illegally downloading music is decreasing…...
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Amazon estimated to have 70% of US smart-speaker market

The latest analysis of the smart-speakers market comes from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), which reckons that the US install base of these devices is now 50m units. The company’s survey of 500 owners...
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New Nielsen study explores Americans’ media habits

Research firm Nielsen has published its latest Total Audience Report, covering the first quarter of 2018 and exploring how American adults use media. And? “American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching,...
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New Google-funded study explores online piracy trends in 2018

We’ll get the caveat in upfront: a new study of online piracy by researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law is “financed by Google” – although its authors say the project was “conducted...
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France now sees 1bn audio music streams every week

France is the latest major market to publish its recorded music sales numbers for the first half of 2018, with the headline news being that on-demand streaming grew 39% from the opening six months of 2017 and now makes up...
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Spotify study suggests $25.9bn global copyright value in 2016

Spotify’s director of economics Will Page has published his latest study on the ‘global value of music copyright’, for 2016. The research adds together label, publisher and collecting-society revenues, then adjusts...
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Report claims that 43m Americans now own a smart speaker

NPR and Edison Research have published the latest version of their Smart Audio Report, which tracks smart-speaker ownership and usage in the US. The key headline: “18% of Americans 18+ own a smart speaker, or around 43...
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German music revenues down 2% despite streaming tipping poin

German industry body BVMI has published its latest market stats, covering the first half of 2018. They reveal a 2% year-on-year decline in recorded-music revenues: €727m (around $845m) for the first six months of 2018...