Country Profile – Germany 2019
2018 results show a clear drop in previously strong physical sales, as well as the continuing collapse of downloads; but the overall market remained stable, redeemed by healthy audio streaming income
March 14, 2019
What’s next for playlists? Perhaps more context for the music
Former BPI and Spotify research exec Keith Jopling is now working with Midia Research among other music companies, thinking about big-picture strategy. His latest blog post, published for Midia, explores what the next evolution...
March 5, 2019
South Korea had around 8.5m music subscribers at end of 2018
We’ve heard a lot about the global growth of K-Pop music in 2018, thanks to BTS and the artists following in their slipstream. But in South Korea, there’s also a lot to be encouraged by in the way the digital-music business...
March 4, 2019
Study explores how smartphone ownership trends vary globally
“Today, it is estimated that more than 5 billion people have mobile devices, and over half of these connections are smartphones,” explains the latest study from the US-based Pew Research Center. It proceeds to explore...
February 6, 2019
Research firms publish apps and games market data for 2018
If you’re following the mobile apps and gaming markets, a couple of reports published yesterday will make interesting reading. App Annie has put out its annual ‘The State of Mobile’ report, which claims that across...
January 17, 2019
Report: 55% of consumers regularly watch music videos on YouTube
Research firm Midia Research has published its latest market estimates, based on music fans’ behaviour in the third quarter of 2018. “YouTube is the dominant music streaming platform, with 55% of consumers regularly watching...
January 4, 2019
Study: UK creative industries added £100bn to economy in 2017
The process of the UK exiting the European Union (‘Brexit’) may be mired in political chaos – the outcome of which could have significant effects on artists and music companies alike – but there was at least some...
November 29, 2018