Country Profile – Israel 2020
Israel offers unique challenges and unique opportunities to the global music business – a relatively small country with a strong tech culture, where music streaming has, perhaps, yet to really catch on
July 1, 2020
Danish study reveals music piracy has fallen in last two years
In 2019, we wrote about a couple of piracy reports (here and here) that offered good news for the music industry: sharp declines in music piracy over the previous year. Now there’s another one for the list: a report...
June 24, 2020
Country Profile – Finland 2020
Finland’s digital music industry is in relatively good health after years of steady growth, although it lags behind its Nordic neighbours in terms of premium music subscribers.
June 22, 2020
Country Profile – Sweden 2020
The global music industry may be watching Sweden closely to see when the streaming pioneer will plateau, but the signs, pre-COVID anyway, indicates that Spotify’s home country still has potential for further growth.
June 8, 2020
Midia warns recorded music recovery depends on wider economy
Last month, we reported on research published by Goldman Sachs predicting that global music industry revenues would drop by 25% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those figures included a 75% plummet for live music...
June 4, 2020
Country Profile – Colombia 2020
Colombia’s music industry has gone from strength to digital strength, giving some hope that it may come out of the global pandemic in relatively healthy shape.
May 20, 2020
Goldman Sachs: ‘Global music revenue will drop by 25% in 2020’
Nobody can know exactly what the overall financial impact of Covid-19 will be on the music industry in 2020, but that isn’t stopping analysts from guessing. Goldman Sachs made its prediction last week, and it’s...
May 18, 2020
Country Profile – Nigeria 2020
Nigeria is bursting with musical talent. But should it also be considered a potential source of revenue for labels?
May 6, 2020
New Smart Audio Report explores Covid-19 smart speaker habits
US radio group NPR and research firm Edison Research have published their latest Smart Audio Report, which usually has plenty of interesting data on digital listening habits in the US. The new edition, for spring 2020, has...
May 1, 2020
Spanish body Promusicae breaks down potential Covid-19 impact
Spain was once seen as one of the toughest markets for recorded music thanks to the popularity of piracy. The country’s turnaround, fuelled by streaming, has been a big positive story for the music industry in the past...
April 23, 2020
Country Profile – Spain 2020
The Spanish music industry was showing signs of real progress in 2019. And then COVID-19 struck
April 22, 2020