Nielsen’s US mid-year stats show audio-streaming slowdown
There are plenty of big numbers contained within Nielsen Music’s latest mid-year report for the US recorded-music market. Covering the first half of 2019, it leads with the news that there were 507bn on-demand streams...
June 28, 2019
Music still the top request for US smart-speaker owners, but…
NPR and Edison Research have published their latest ‘Smart Audio Report’exploring how American owners of smart speakers are using these devices. It includes a new figure for that ownership: “21% of Americans 18+ own...
June 26, 2019
37% of US adults now mainly use smartphones to go online
The Pew Research Center has put out some new stats on Americans’ internet use: and specifically on their mobile internet use. “Today, 37% of U.S. adults say they mostly use a smartphone when accessing the internet....
June 17, 2019
Facebook Watch videos attract 140m daily active users
Facebook has published an update on Facebook Watch, the section of the social network devoted to premium videos. “We launched Watch globally less than a year ago, and there are now more than 720 million people monthly...
June 13, 2019
Mobile games are 10% of app time but 74% of app spending
More games stats? We got ‘em! Well, analytics firm App Annie has got ‘em, at least. It’s published some new data on the mobile games market, as a sub-sector of mobile apps. “33% of all mobile downloads and 10% of...
June 12, 2019
Global spend on gaming reached $132bn in 2018 says Futuresource
Amid the hubbub of the E3 games conference in Los Angeles this week, research firm Futuresource Consulting has put out some new numbers on the global games market. They are, unsurprisingly, huge. The company claims that...
June 11, 2019
TikTok now has 120 million monthly active users in India
2019 has brought some bumps to TikTok’s progress in India, including a brief removal of its app from Google and Apple’s app stores in April. However, the social video app is now firing on all cylinders again in India,...
June 11, 2019
VC firm Andreessen Horowitz publishes report on podcasts market
If you, like Spotify and Pandora, are eager for more information on the podcasts market, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has you covered. It has published a report (well, a very long article really) called ‘Investing...
June 3, 2019
TikTok was the third most-downloaded app globally in Q1 2019
Social app TikTok may be at a point in its lifetime where big numbers around its growth are counter-productive – at least in one specific context: licensing negotiations with the music industry. The bigger TikTok gets,...
May 17, 2019
Tencent Music now has 28.4m paying users for online music
Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 overnight, and there are plenty of big numbers as you’d expect. Overall revenues grew by 39.4% year-on-year to RMB 5.74bn...
May 14, 2019
Social media’s impact on the life satisfaction of teenagers is “tiny”
Every generation has its folk devil – the one thing that is apparently going to corrupt and destroy “the young people”. The hula hoop, radio, Hollywood, TV, rock ’n’ roll, Cabbage Patch Kids (maybe), acid house,...
May 8, 2019
Hulu reveals latest milestone and ‘binge advertising experience’
Video-streaming service Hulu now has 28.1 million customers in the US, including 26.8 million paid subscribers and 1.3 million people on ‘promotional accounts’. The company revealed the new figures at its latest showcase...
May 2, 2019