Tag: music consumption

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Report claims Twitch users watched 25m hours of music in May

Big fish, little fish, pandora’s box full of licensing arguments… Dance music is big on Twitch, and a report from streaming video firm StreamElements offers some new data on that. It claims that May was Twitch’s...
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US recorded music revenues grew 9.2% in 2020 despite Covid-19

The bottom dropped out of the live music industry in 2020 due to Covid-19, but it’s becoming clear that the recorded music industry weathered the storm thanks to streaming subscription revenues, whose growth continued....
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UK recorded music market grew by 6.8% to £1.55bn in 2020

We reported last week on industry body the BPI’s report that music consumption grew by 8.2% in the UK last year. Now we have some revenue figures to set alongside that, courtesy of the Entertainment Retailers Association...
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Despite early Covid-19 hit, US streaming grew by 17% in 2020

In the early weeks of Covid-19 lockdowns around the world, there were concerns about whether a noticeable dip in the number of music streams would turn into a longer-term trend. Would people working from home turn to other...
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BPI reveals 8.2% rise in UK’s music consumption in 2020

As consumption data and revenue figures emerge for the music industry’s 2020, we’ll get a fuller picture of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact. Early out of the blocks, as usual, is British industry body the...
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US streaming subscribers grow but stream volume flattens

Former Spotify exec Will Page has put his finger on one of the challenges the US music industry will be facing in 2021, based on data from this year. The number of subscribers has been growing in the US, but “the number...
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Report: Classical streams are booming for younger listeners

The Covid-19 lockdown has been very tough for classical musicians in the live sense, but if there’s a silver lining, it may be classical’s performance on streaming services. A new report co-published by Deezer,...
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Sandbox Issue 258: KIDS’ STUFF. Music’s youngest and most powerful consumers

Lead: we report back on our recent New Kids On The Block: Insight Into A New Generation online conference that we ran in conjunction with UK trade bodies the BPI and ERA, drawing out the 10 key lessons from the different...
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BPI and ERA to host insights session on children and music

News that British industry bodies the BPI and ERA are hosting a ‘New Kids On The Block’ livestreamed event later this month may raise eyebrows, but sorry, it’s not the famous man-band. ‘New Kids on...
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Danish study reveals music piracy has fallen in last two years

In 2019, we wrote about a couple of piracy reports (here and here) that offered good news for the music industry: sharp declines in music piracy over the previous year. Now there’s another one for the list: a report...
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Report claims Americans are spending more time with Spotify

Spotify was ‘the audio platform with the highest daily engagement’ in the US last year, according to a new study by research firm Insider Intelligence. How is that measured? By daily minutes spent listening....
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MusicWatch report notes growth in US ‘music buyers’ to 116m

Research company MusicWatch has revealed some of the findings from its Annual Music Study, which surveys 5,000 Americans on their music habits. Among those findings: there are now 116 million ‘music buyers’ in the US,...