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Nielsen’s US mid-year stats show audio-streaming slowdown

There are plenty of big numbers contained within Nielsen Music’s latest mid-year report for the US recorded-music market. Covering the first half of 2019, it leads with the news that there were 507bn on-demand streams...
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Next for music subscriptions: new markets, diversity and rethinking value

The music industry made around $7.1bn from streaming subscriptions in 2018, according to industry body the IFPI. That was 32.9% year-on-year growth, with subscriptions generating 37% of global recorded-music revenues. How...
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What’s next for smart speakers? Metabait, Antitrust and ‘limitless’ discovery

According to research firm Strategy Analytics, 86.2m smart speakers were shipped in 2018, up from 32m the year before. Meanwhile, rival Canalys reckons that the global install-base will be 207.8m by the end of 2019. Oh, and...
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Nielsen predicts growth in ‘core fans’ of Latin music in US

Music Ally reported recently on figures from US industry body the RIAA, which showed that the US Latin-music business grew by 18% in 2018, with streaming generating 93% of its revenues. Now research firm Nielsen has been...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.