Report: music can play key role in cities’ Covid-19 recovery
We’ve reported recently on numerous calls for governments and city authorities to help the music industry bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, from musicians to concert venues. As an industry, though, we’re...
May 14, 2020
Two new reports on smart speakers and voice assistants
More research firms have been putting out numbers on the market for smart speakers and voice assistants. Juniper Research claims that by 2024 the number of devices with voice assistants in use will “overtake the world’s...
April 29, 2020
What music can learn from YouTube’s biggest channels
The latest edition of Sandbox went out to subscribers last night and the cover feature runs through the biggest YouTube channels outside of music (although we do add in T-Series for good measure) to look at what they do,...
April 2, 2020
MusicWatch report notes growth in US ‘music buyers’ to 116m
Research company MusicWatch has revealed some of the findings from its Annual Music Study, which surveys 5,000 Americans on their music habits. Among those findings: there are now 116 million ‘music buyers’ in the US,...
March 19, 2020
Brands resonate most with music video viewers says Vevo
Vevo has (understandably, given its business) spent a lot of time thinking hard about how music videos are watched online – the ‘growth hack the music video’ talk by exec Greg Duffy was one of the highlights...
March 13, 2020
Report: global value of music copyright reached $30.1bn in 2018
One of the quirks of the way the music industry makes its market data available is that we tend to talk about the ‘value of the industry’ purely in terms of recordings: thanks to the IFPI’s annual Global Music Report....
March 2, 2020
ERA report claims still shapes the generation gap for music
Shakespeare had the seven ages of man, but the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has managed to squeeze it down to five to cover people’s consumption of media and entertainment. Drawn from ERA’s consumer...
December 6, 2019
MusicWatch report claims 183m Americans now stream music
Hot on the heels of the RIAA’s mid-year figures (not to mention the IFPI’s Music Listening 2019 report) research firm MusicWatch is preparing for the release of its latest report on US music-listening habits....
September 27, 2019
Report predicts live-music ticket sales will top $25bn in 2023
Research firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has recently updated its Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report, which makes all manner of predictions for the next five years. Among them the growth in sales of tickets for...
September 25, 2019
What losing faith in playlists could mean for music marketing
Our latest issue of Sandbox went out to subscribers last night. In the cover feature, we look at how playlists marketing has gone through upheaval in recent months as the two biggest players (Apple Music and Spotify) take...
September 24, 2019
BPI Insight Session. What’s next for music and podcasts?
It’s notable how little research is publicly available on the size of the podcast audience globally. Ovum is the one research firm to have published estimates. Having previously claimed that there were 484 million [monthly]...
August 1, 2019
Report: TikTok was installed 344m times in first half of 2019
Thanks to Apple’s official response to Spotify’s complaint to the European Commission, we know that around 680,000 of the latter company’s subscribers are paying their monthly fees through the iOS in-app purchases...
July 4, 2019