US download sales flatten
US digital download sales have reached a plateau, according to a new report from Nielsen Research. 630m digital tracks were bought in the first six months of this year, which is equal to sales for the same period last year....
September 28, 2010
British over-50s getting online in numbers
New research from Nielsen subsidiary UKOM claims that of the 1.9 million new Brits using the internet last year, one million were over 50 years old.
June 30, 2010
Music lags behind on smartphones
New stats from Nielsen suggest that one in four US mobile phone owners now have a smartphone, but music-based activities such as streaming music, downloading ringtones and downloading full tracks fall a long way down a user's...
June 9, 2010
iPhone gaining ground in US
According to new figures from Nielsen, Apple's iPhone is closing in on rival BlackBerry in terms of US ownership, gaining two percentage points to reach a 28% market share compared to BlackBerry's 35% share.
June 7, 2010
Nielsen stats reveal fall in blockbuster albums
Billboard has a bunch of details from Nielsen SoundScan's presentation at the NARM conference, which had some worrying stats for the music industry. Just 12 albums released in 2009 sold more than one million units last year...
June 3, 2010
Nielsen reveals mobile app stats
The average iPhone owner has 37 apps installed on their phone, compared to 22 for Android owners, and just 10 for BlackBerry owners. That's one of the headline stats from Nielsen's new App Playbook report, which finds that...
June 2, 2010
Nielsen reveals X Factor download boosts
Unsurprisingly, a high-profile guest slot on UK talent show The X Factor translates to a boost in digital sales the following week. Nielsen Company has quantified the benefits, reporting that show judge Cheryl Cole sold 221,000...
January 18, 2010