US surveys offer encouraging signs for Apple Music
We’re expecting a new milestone for Apple Music subscribers to be announced on 12 September at the iPhone 8 launch. If the service’s growth has held steady, it should have reached 30 million subscribers by then. Ahead...
September 8, 2017
Pandora narrowly beats YouTube for US music listening
Pandora accounted for 28% of weekly music-streaming listening in 2016, just ahead of YouTube’s 27% share. That’s according to research firm MusicWatch’s end-of-year analysis, which relies on combining listening on Pandora’s...
January 23, 2017
Study suggests streamripping is music’s new piracy problem
Is streaming killing off music piracy? Some forms of streaming are fuelling new methods of copyright infringement, according to US research firm MusicWatch. Its latest study notes that while the number of Americans using...
February 23, 2016
Report quantifies how US fans use social networks for music
Research firm MusicWatch has published some new data on how Americans are using social networks for music. It claims that 53% of US internet users older than 13 are following artists, subscribing to artist channels, and...
October 14, 2015
Eventbrite claims ‘streaming drives concert attendance’
Fans have been able to buy concert tickets through streaming services for some time now, but hard data on whether lots of them do has been thin on the ground. Now ticketing provider Eventbrite is talking up the links between...
July 16, 2015
MusicWatch study suggest students will pay for streaming music
US market research firm MusicWatch has published a new study based on a survey of 700 US college students, brandishing the results as proof that they may be more willing to pay for streaming music than is sometimes expected....
July 8, 2015