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
Country Profile – Italy 2019
Italy’s digital music take-up lags behind most of its EU neighbours with only 1.5 million premium streaming subscribers. Nonetheless, that’s still a jump of 0.5m in less than a year and streaming is enjoying growth
December 4, 2019
eMarketer: France/Germany Facebook flight is ‘faster than expected’
Journalists, analysts and research companies have been warning about a ‘Facebook flight’ – people migrating away from the social network – for years now, yet overall, the company’s user base has continued to grow....
November 25, 2019
Edison Research is now tracking podcasts’ popularity
Research firm Edison Research has won plenty of friends with the reports that it publishes with NPR: ‘Smart Audio Report’ tracking US usage of smart speakers, and more recently the ‘Spoken Word Audio Report’ exploring...
November 21, 2019
Country Profile – UAE 2019
As the business hub of the Middle East and North Africa, the UAE belies its geographical size. In the case of the music industry, global streaming services have joined record companies in mining its significant potential
November 11, 2019
Rajar study claims UK has 17m premium on-demand music listeners
UK radio-measurement body Rajar has just published its data for the third quarter of 2019, and also its ‘Midas’ audio survey of British consumers. There are some useful stats on the music-streaming world. According...
October 24, 2019
New study explores changing music-consumption habits in Germany
A group of German music-industry bodies, including BVMI and GEMA, have published research into music habits in Germany commissioned from the University of Hamburg. Billboard has the details: including the finding that 26%...
October 24, 2019
Country Profile – Russia 2019
A significant 8m jump in users of streaming services in Russia in a single year illustrates how those platforms are engaging music consumers, while on social media, vKontakte’s vast popularity is helping to fuel the growth
October 23, 2019
Country Profile – Netherlands 2019
Homegrown acts and local hip-hop artists have driven a surge in streaming in the Netherlands over the past four years. There are signs this trend is slowing but industry figures are positive there’s room for more growth
October 14, 2019
Country Profile – Spain 2019
After a blockbuster first half of the year, the Spanish music industry saw an unlikely spike in CD sales. While that might be a temporary blip, overall growth was at 27% and the news from Spain is hugely positive
September 25, 2019