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
Vivendi survey examines post-lockdown entertainment plans
Vivendi’s Brand Marketing division has been talking about its latest study: a survey of more than 7,200 people about their entertainment habits during the Covid-19 lockdown – and their plans once it eases. There’s...
June 11, 2020
YouTube reveals stats for its creator tipping economy
It hasn’t been available to musicians in the past, but YouTube’s tips economy – where viewers can buy ‘Super Chats’, ‘Super Stickers’ and channel memberships for the creators they...
June 8, 2020
New study breaks down kids’ YouTube and TikTok habits
Sit down for this shocker: children spend quite a lot of time on YouTube and TikTok! Who knew? Next thing, someone will be telling us that they quite like Fortnite too. But no snark: a company called Qustodio, whose product...
June 5, 2020
Midia warns recorded music recovery depends on wider economy
Last month, we reported on research published by Goldman Sachs predicting that global music industry revenues would drop by 25% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those figures included a 75% plummet for live music...
June 4, 2020
India growth slows as Gaana and Tips Music fall out over licensing
India is what the music industry likes to call a ‘high-potential’ market, with huge scope for growth in both usage of music streaming services, and in the uptake of paid subscriptions. At this stage in its development,...
May 26, 2020
Goldman Sachs: ‘Global music revenue will drop by 25% in 2020’
Nobody can know exactly what the overall financial impact of Covid-19 will be on the music industry in 2020, but that isn’t stopping analysts from guessing. Goldman Sachs made its prediction last week, and it’s...
May 18, 2020
Audio streaming rates start to normalise under lockdown
Research firm Nielsen Music/MRC Data has been tracking the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on entertainment consumption, including music, in the US. The latest version of its report finds that music video streaming continues...
May 15, 2020
Polaris survey reveals latest Nordics streaming stats
The Nordic region is one of the most mature territories for music streaming in the world. Now the Polaris Hub – the licensing hub formed by collecting societies in Denmark, Norway and Finland – has published its annual...
May 8, 2020
Apple Music paid subscriptions are ‘up strong double-digits’
Apple published its latest quarterly financials yesterday, for the first quarter of 2020 (the company’s fiscal Q2). Services were once again a standout category for the company, setting another quarterly record of $13.3bn...
May 1, 2020
Snapchat now has 229m daily users (but still big net losses)
Snapchat’s parent company Snap published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, revealing another jump in its daily active users total. At the end of March, Snapchat had 229 million daily active users, up...
April 22, 2020