Music Ally Report:: Q3 2020 Edition
Our main feature focuses on TikTok’s eventful 2020 so far, from the deepening of its relationship with artists and the music industry to its tangles with the Trump administration, along with the rise of the short video...
October 26, 2020
Music Ally Report :: Q2 2020 Edition
Our main feature explores the evolution of live music, as we look towards a time when concerts are able to resume safely. What have we learned from the livestreaming boom during the Covid-19 lockdown, and what are the prospects...
July 20, 2020
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