Idagio-commissioned study explores classical streaming potential
A report claiming that classical music could be ‘streaming’s next genre’ comes with an important caveat – to its credit, one that’s openly stated – that it was commissioned by a classical-music streaming service....
June 20, 2019
Country Profile – Japan 2019
Almost 20m people in Japan subscribed to a music streaming service at the end of 2018 – with both free and paid subscriber numbers set to rise further over the next few years as streaming revenues remain healthy
June 19, 2019
Study asks Harvard lawyers for their attitudes towards piracy
What do “elite upcoming lawyers from around the world” really think about file-sharing and copyright? A new study based on a survey of international LL.M. (Masters of Law) students at Harvard University has been trying...
June 10, 2019
Country Profile – Norway 2019
The Norwegian recorded music industry has settled into the contented groove of a mature digital market with price rises for some streaming services having little impact on revenue or subscriber numbers
June 6, 2019
Study claims music was 20% of all YouTube views in 2018
When the music industry criticises YouTube for the royalties generated by music videos, it’s driven by the assumption that music drives a LOT of YouTube viewing. But that’s often just what it is: an assumption, without...
June 6, 2019
Report claims subscription fatigue has yet to strike the US
There’s been some talk recently about the potential challenge of ‘subscription fatigue’ – referring to the point when people think they’re paying for too many digital/entertainment subscriptions, and balk at the...
May 23, 2019
Country Profile – Poland 2019
Much as in the rest of the world streaming income has been on the rise in Poland. But this has not – for the moment – come at the expense of physical sales with Poland 32% up on physical product in Q1 2019
May 20, 2019
Country Profile – Brazil 2019
The impact of streaming in what is now the tenth largest recorded music market in the world could lead to “three to five years of significant growth” – and “the sky’s the limit” says Sony Brasil’s president
May 8, 2019
Social media’s impact on the life satisfaction of teenagers is “tiny”
Every generation has its folk devil – the one thing that is apparently going to corrupt and destroy “the young people”. The hula hoop, radio, Hollywood, TV, rock ’n’ roll, Cabbage Patch Kids (maybe), acid house,...
May 8, 2019
Research project compares Spotify and radio for breaking hits
A few years ago, Spotify UK was urging labels to adopt an ‘on air, on stream’ policy with new tracks – meaning that as soon as they were played on the radio, they should be available on streaming services too. In 2019,...
May 3, 2019
Could streaming services offer ‘creator support’ for artists?
The idea of ‘top-up’ crowdfunding-style payments within music-streaming subscription services is something Music Ally has floated in the past: the idea that (for example) Spotify’s billing relationship with its subscribers...
April 29, 2019