Global music-streaming: ‘For growth you have to look outside of the Western markets’
Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon may dominate many of the discussions about music-streaming, but there is more to the global streaming market than the biggest players. A strand at Music Ally and Music Biz's NY:LON Connect...
January 22, 2019
Nielsen: Canadian music consumption grew by 21% in 2018
Research firm Nielsen published its 2018 figures for the US recorded-music market earlier this week, but it has also put out some numbers for Canada. The topline stat: total ‘album equivalent audio consumption’ was up...
January 10, 2019
Nielsen releases its figures for US music growth in 2018
BuzzAngle may have come out of the gates first with its estimates for US music consumption in 2018, but now Nielsen – with its official chart-tracking status – has published its own figures. The company says that total...
January 9, 2019
Small businesses “short-changing” artists and labels to the tune of $2.7bn with streaming sleight of hand claims Nielsen study
Forget stream-ripping – this is the new “stream rip off”. Maybe. A new study from Nielsen claims that small businesses like cafes and hairdressers are cheating record labels and artists out of $2.7bn a year by streaming...
October 16, 2018
Nielsen publishes its latest US research on smart speakers
2018 has seen a regular flow of surveys and studies showing the growth of smart-speaker ownership, particularly in the US, which remains the biggest market for these devices.
October 1, 2018
Videos are top digital-music consumption format in India
While MusicWatch is focusing on the US, Nielsen’s latest report turns its attention to India – a country where it claims 94% of the online population listens to music, based on its latest survey. The India Music 360 report’s...
September 12, 2018
Spotify signs up for Nielsen Brand Effect to woo advertisers
Spotify has taken another step to boost its credibility with advertisers, by adding Nielsen Brand Effect to its ‘third-party verification suite’. That means brands spending money with Spotify will be able to get more...
September 11, 2018
Nielsen report explores music habits of US Hispanic people
Research firm Nielsen’s latest report is Descubrimiento Digital: The Online Lives of Latinx Consumers. It explores how US Hispanic people are using various online services, including for music.
August 30, 2018
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,...
August 2, 2018
US on-demand audio streams up 45% year-on-year in 2018 so far
Nielsen has published its annual mid-year report for the US music market, and while the trends it shows are unsurprising, they will nonetheless be encouraging for a market still celebrating the strong growth (in both consumption...
July 9, 2018
On-demand video was 22.8% of US music consumption in 2017
We reported on the latest music-consumption stats from the UK yesterday, but now Nielsen has published its data for the US, revealing even bigger growth for 2017. Specifically, sales and streams of albums and songs grew...
January 4, 2018
On-demand streams up 40.5% in the US so far in 2017
There is more fodder for the debate about how the growth of music-streaming consumption compares to its growth in revenues this morning, courtesy of Nielsen in the US. Its latest figures show that the number of on-demand...
October 4, 2017