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
Report 423: YouTube’s India opportunity
India is the second largest country in the world by population. It is also YouTube’s fastest-growing market where the platform is accessed by 20% of the population. YouTube is not just a way for Western acts to break in...
May 23, 2019
PledgeMusic goes into pre-administration: report
Hypebot is reporting that PledgeMusic has gone into pre-administration as its future now hangs in the balance. According to sources, a buyer for the troubled crowdfunding platform is still possibly in the wings seeking to...
May 7, 2019
Report claims VR-headset install base was 14m at end of 2018
Research firm SuperData Research has put out some new numbers around ‘XR’ technology – an umbrella term that includes virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). It includes some new figures...
May 1, 2019
Reminder: the perils of marketing singles to free streamers
If you’re directing fans to stream a new track by an artist, what happens if they’re tapping on that link on their smartphone, but are on the free tier of a service like Spotify? That’s one of the questions raised in...
April 18, 2019
Streaming fuelled 18% growth for US Latin recorded-music in 2018
We know that music from Latin America has been on a roll globally in recent years, driven by streaming services from Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora to YouTube. How’s that paying off in the world’s biggest recorded-music...
March 27, 2019