Tag: music consumption

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US digital-audio listening tipped to overtake radio in 2020

Research firm eMarketer has published some new estimates and predictions for the size of the US digital-audio market – music-streaming, podcasts, online and satellite radio. The big claim is that by 2020, American adults...
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Study finds music still rocks for US tweens and teens

Common Sense Media has been surveying more than 1,600 American 8-18 year-olds about their media habits, and there are plenty of findings relevant to the music industry. The toplines include the fact that tweens (8-12 year-olds)...
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New study explores changing music-consumption habits in Germany

A group of German music-industry bodies, including BVMI and GEMA, have published research into music habits in Germany commissioned from the University of Hamburg. Billboard has the details: including the finding that 26%...
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UK music spending grew by 9.9% in the first half of 2019

Consumer spending on music in the UK grew by 9.9% in the first half of this year to £672.7m (around $816.7m) according to figures published yesterday by the Entertainment Retailers Association. The patterns within that...
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Mexican music industry optimistic for more growth ahead

We’ve all heard of the smartphone as a driver of digital music consumption. Well how about music as a driver of smartphone adoption? That, according to Tomás Rodriguez, managing director of Warner Music Mexico, is what...
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Film soundtracks are still 80% of music consumption in India

There are lots of exciting green shoots for an independent music scene in India, but music from films continues to be the dominant factor in what people are listening to there. That was one of the talking points at the recent...
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70% of 12-34 year-olds in the US are using YouTube for music

Edison Research and Triton Digital have published their latest ‘The Infinite Dial’ report, which provides an annual update on ‘digital media consumer behaviour’ in the US. There is plenty for the...
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Subscriptions ‘dominate’ entertainment spending in the UK

British organisation the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has been talking again about the shift from sales to subscriptions in the UK’s entertainment market. Not just for music, but also for games and video....
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South Korea had around 8.5m music subscribers at end of 2018

We’ve heard a lot about the global growth of K-Pop music in 2018, thanks to BTS and the artists following in their slipstream. But in South Korea, there’s also a lot to be encouraged by in the way the digital-music business...
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US iPhone owners’ music spending grew by 22% last year

Mobile-analytics firm Sensor Tower is publishing a new report this week that quantifies app-spending in 2018 by iPhone owners in the US. The headline is that this spending increased by 36% year-on-year to $79 per iPhone...
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Soon more Brits will pay for streaming than listen for free

The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association has predicted that the British music industry will see a new tipping point later this year: the moment when the number of paying music subscribers overtakes the number of free...
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Germany saw 40% growth in music streams in 2018

Streams up, sales down. Music-consumption trends in Germany last year matched those in many other mature markets, according to figures published by industry body BVMI. Germans streamed 79.5bn songs in 2018, up more than 40%...