Country Profile – Germany 2020
Germany looks to be finally throwing off its reputation as a digital slowcoach with streaming numbers sending overall music revenue into the black, despite the physical market still playing an important role.
March 26, 2020
The Infinite Dial study reveals latest US streaming data
Edison Research and Triton Digital have published the latest edition of their The Infinite Dial report, which surveys 1,500 people aged 12 and older in the US, then weights the results to the national population. Among its...
March 25, 2020
Country Profile – USA 2020
Music streaming is surging in the US, bringing with it strong growth in recorded music income. But questions remain about how long this can last
March 13, 2020
Country Profile – Canada 2020
Canada may have been initially slow to embrace streaming, but recent years have seen the market make steady gains, even if YouTube remains a constant source of irritation
February 28, 2020
Study suggests country radio listeners DO want more women
Country radio stations in the US have been criticised strongly in recent times for their male-dominated playlists. A study published earlier this month by SongData’s Jada Watson showed why: women accounted for just 10%...
February 19, 2020
Country Profile – Turkey 2020
Turkey may have one of the lowest per-capita spends on music globally, but recent years have seen recorded music income grow significantly while new digital players have helped streaming numbers to boom.
February 13, 2020
Country Profile – South Korea 2020
Standing astride a hugely successful domestic output, the South Korean music industry is thriving across the genres and 2019 figures are expected to show another strong period of growth
January 30, 2020
Midia Research thinks we’re in a ‘song economy’ now
Consultancy firm Midia Research has published an interesting blog post triggered by the curious (and highly lucrative) afterlife of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ through TV shows and now streaming playlists....
January 27, 2020
Country Profile – Thailand 2020
Thailand’s digital infrastructure has spearheaded growth in social media and internet usage that has had a positive effect on streaming revenues, with the market picking up in 2018 for the first time in five years
January 20, 2020
Emotional baggage: scientists pinpoint music’s 13 key feelings
Based on a survey of 2,500 people in the US and China listening to a variety of musical genres, research scientists at Berkeley have identified at least 13 emotions triggered by music across cultures. They are: amusing;...
January 8, 2020
EU study reveals music has seen the sharpest decline in piracy
The good news in 2019 about piracy has been that it’s declining for music. The latest evidence comes from a study published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) examining consumption of copyright-infringing...
December 5, 2019