Study claims social media ‘increases depression and loneliness’
You know what makes us feel sad? Studies about how social media makes people feel sad. The latest comes from the University of Pennsylvania, based on an experiment involving 143 people completing a survey about their mood...
November 14, 2018
Study: listeners have more passion for streaming than radio
It’s no secret that music-streaming services are gunning for radio both in terms of attracting its listeners and peeling off more of its advertising revenues. “The 20-year trend here is linear dies, everything on-demand...
October 19, 2018
Streaming and piracy star in IFPI’s 2018 consumer-insight report
Global industry body the IFPI has published its latest ‘Music Consumer Insight Report’, which is based on a survey by market-research firm AudienceNet earlier this year. The trends it outlines will not come as a surprise,...
October 10, 2018
New study explores the clout of modern ‘power gamers’
Online-video network Fullscreen has teamed up with research firm Magid to explore the changing demographics – and the purchasing power – of modern gamers. Obligatory caveat: Fullscreen owns a number of gaming brands,...
October 3, 2018
US ‘plateaued’ in internet, social media and device ownership
US research organisation the Pew Research Center is on a run of interesting reports this autumn, with its latest focusing on internet and social media usage, as well as device ownership in the US. The headline: all three...
October 1, 2018
Nielsen publishes its latest US research on smart speakers
2018 has seen a regular flow of surveys and studies showing the growth of smart-speaker ownership, particularly in the US, which remains the biggest market for these devices.
October 1, 2018
Deezer researchers develop AI to detect songs’ moods
Good news for anyone who likes crunching through an academic paper about neural networks on a Monday morning. A team of researchers at Deezer’s Paris headquarters have published a paper titled ‘Music mood detection based...
September 24, 2018