Digging deeper into Nielsen’s 2014 US music stats
Nielsen published a preview report last week on US music sales and streams in 2014, but now the full thing is out, with some more details on changing consumption there. The topline figures remain 163.9bn songs streamed,...
January 8, 2015
Double-digit decline for music downloads in the US
There’s a refreshing lack of ‘man the lifeboats!’ panic about the latest half-year Nielsen SoundScan figures in the US, despite the fact that they reveal an 11.6% drop for digital album sales and a 13% drop for digital...
July 4, 2014
Nielsen study: average number of apps used a month is 26.8
Nielsen has published its latest research into how people are using smartphone apps in the US, claiming that the time they spend per month has increased notably in the last two years, but that the number of apps they’re...
July 2, 2014
Online display advertising spending grew by 32.4% in 2013, but remains a niche
Good news! Global online display advertising grew by 32.4% last year according to research firm Nielsen.
January 28, 2014
Nielsen hails ‘vibrant’ US music market’s streaming growth
We’re still waiting for 2013 revenue figures for the US music industry to understand the true impact that the growth of streaming services like Spotify had on the market last year. But we do at least now have some more...
January 10, 2014
Music download sales fell in the US in 2013, but stream stats unknown
Sales of both digital tracks and digital albums fell in the US last year, according to year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. Track sales were down 5.7% to 1.26bn units for the year, while digital albums dipped 0.1%...
January 6, 2014
Nielsen web/app stats show move from desktop to mobile
Just to hammer home the trend, Nielsen published its Tops of 2013: Digital charts yesterday, ranking the top web, video and app brands for the year in the US.
December 17, 2013
Live from Music 4.5: Nielsen, UMG, She Makes War and more (#m4pt5)
Today's Music 4.5 conference in London is subtitled 'The Rise of Video', with a focus on how YouTube, Vevo and other platforms are driving music videos in 2013, rather than traditional TV. The first session included a...
November 26, 2013
BuzzFeed on board for Nielsen TOPTEN culture-trends app
Nielsen has traditionally provided its ratings and sales data to paying clients in the TV, film and music worlds among other industries. Now it's reaching out to consumers too, with a new iOS app called Nielsen TOPTEN. Based...
September 16, 2013
Nielsen study puts music behind games for US time-spent
Nielsen has published its latest research into the US entertainment market, including music.
May 2, 2013
US track sales down year-on-year, but streaming ‘should’ make up for it
Billboard has chimed in with some official figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The facts: individual track sales are down 2% year-on-year up to 15 March.
March 22, 2013