Latin music increases its share of US recorded music market
US industry body the RIAA has published its latest analysis of revenues for Latin music in the US. It shows that in 2020 it accounted for 5.4% of the overall market, up from 5% in 2019. Latin music revenues grew by 19% in...
April 8, 2021
Study shows how YouTube’s reach is growing in the US
The Pew Research Center has been surveying Americans on their social media usage, and found that… not much has changed. “YouTube and Facebook continue to dominate the online landscape, with 81% and 69%, respectively,...
April 8, 2021
Bandsintown publishes findings from new livestreaming survey
Bandsintown has been talking to artists and fans again about their livestreaming views and habits. Its latest survey canvassed 7,688 people, and found that 86% of fans have watched at least one music livestream within the...
April 1, 2021
Survey offers data on the most used Indian streaming services
If you needed further evidence of YouTube’s outsized popularity in India, you got it twice in the past week. First came YouGov’s music streaming study, which claimed that 66% of all urban Indian adults use YouTube...
March 25, 2021
Triller claims ‘there is no legal definition of MAU/DAU’
In the past, Triller has responded aggressively to accusations that it has inflated its user figures in public statements: for example threatening to sue analytics firm Apptopia when the latter questioned its stats. Now...
February 17, 2021
Snap financials reveal Snapchat now has 265m daily active users
Snap, Inc published its latest financials yesterday, revealing that its Snapchat app now has 265 million daily active users. That’s up 22% year-on-year – 47 million more DAUs than at the end of 2019. “On...
February 5, 2021
Smartphone users spent $2bn on health and fitness apps in 2020
App analytics firm App Annie has published its latest data on the growth of health and fitness apps in 2020. It claims that downloads of this category grew from 2bn in 2019 to 2.6bn in 2020, while consumer spending grew...
January 29, 2021
Report claims Twitch viewing hours grew by 83% in 2020
Video streaming industry firm StreamElements has published its latest report on the state of the livestreaming market, using data from analytics firm Arsenal·gg. Among the claims: that Twitch saw its viewing hours grow...
January 13, 2021
Apple hails Apple Music’s ‘record year’ (without user figure)
It’s our strong suspicion that Apple Music will soon have more than 100 million paying users, and that Apple is waiting for that milestone before updating its official stat from the 60 million figure it revealed in...
January 7, 2021
1% of artists account for 90% of streams says Alpha Data
The question of how long the ‘long tail’ of streaming is – and also how miserable it might be – has long been a subject for debate in the music industry. US analytics firm Alpha Data has some new figures...
September 10, 2020
Report: 12.7m Australians are using music streaming services
Research firm Roy Morgan has published a report on music streaming usage in Australia. It claims that more than 12.7 million Australians – 61% of the population – now stream music on a monthly basis. That’s 3.7...
June 17, 2020