Chartmetric releases their trends analysis for the first half of 2020
Music analytics service Chartmetric has released their semi-annual report on music industry trends, and is reflecting on one of the most turbulent periods in the industry’s recent history. TikTok, of course, looms large...
September 1, 2020
Country Profile – China 2020
A lack of reliable figures makes China a difficult music market to understand. Even so, its digital potential is vast.
August 13, 2020
Country Profile – Singapore 2020
Singapore’s digital music business is small but – relatively – thriving, with a large number of streaming services, a strong tech scene and a high conversion rate from free to premium streaming.
August 5, 2020
Country Profile – Mexico 2020
In a fast-growing region for recorded music income, Mexico has continued to shine, its impressive annual results showing continued growth and impressive numbers.
July 22, 2020
BPI and ERA to host insights session on children and music
News that British industry bodies the BPI and ERA are hosting a ‘New Kids On The Block’ livestreamed event later this month may raise eyebrows, but sorry, it’s not the famous man-band. ‘New Kids on...
July 3, 2020
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