Two positive TikTok studies… and a third that’s less so
TikTok has commissioned and published two new studies to trumpet its impact on music and culture, although a third study also published yesterday – an investigation of its recommendation algorithm’s workings by...
July 22, 2021
Chartmetric report explores gender pronouns for artists
Analytics firm Chartmetric has published its trends report for the first half of 2021, analysing the fastest growing artists on various streaming services and social platforms. Spoiler: Olivia Rodrigo had a decent six months!...
July 21, 2021
Report: TikTok is first non-Facebook app to reach 3bn downloads
TikTok has reached an important new milestone, at least if analytics firm Sensor Tower’s latest number-crunching is correct. It claims that TikTok has become the first non-Facebook mobile app to reach 3bn downloads...
July 15, 2021
On-demand audio music streams up 27.5% in first half of 2021
Listeners streamed 1.3 trillion tracks from on-demand audio music services in the first half of 2021, up 27.5% year-on-year. That’s according to MRC Data, which published this global figure as part of its mid-year...
July 14, 2021
Shazam users are now tagging more than 1bn tracks every month
Apple-owned Shazam has hit some new milestones: more than 1bn tracks are being tagged a month using the app now, taking it past the 50bn mark since its original launch in 2002. More than 51m songs have been tagged overall....
June 18, 2021
TikTok says it helps 80% of its users discover new music
It’s not just Twitch that is commissioning research to show how marvellous it is for the music industry. TikTok is doing the same. Yesterday, it published the results of a study it conducted across the UK, France, Germany,...
June 17, 2021
Roblox reveals its daily active users fell in May
It’s been an impressive story of growth for games platform Roblox, but its daily active users (DAUs) actually fell in May this year. The company is reporting its metrics every month, and says that it had 43 million DAUs...
June 17, 2021
BVMI offers stats on video streaming’s role in Germany
Video streaming contributed less than 4% to Germany’s recorded music income last year, despite being one of the most popular consumption methods, according to German music industry body BVMI. Germany’s recently-released...
May 27, 2021
DistroKid says it distributes ’30-40%’ of all new music
DistroKid announced an update of its ‘Splits’ royalty distribution service on Friday, but what’s even more interesting is a claim made towards the end of the announcement about the distributor’s scale...
May 10, 2021
Snapchat ended the first quarter with 280m daily active users
Snapchat maker Snap, Inc published its latest financial results yesterday, revealing revenues of $770m in the first quarter of 2021 – up by 66% year-on-year. Snapchat ended March with 280 million daily active users, up...
April 23, 2021
Netflix subscriber growth slowed in first quarter
On the face of it, business is good for Netflix. Its revenues in the first quarter of this year were $7.16bn, up by 24.2% year-on-year, and it ended the quarter with 208m paid memberships (subscribers). However, the latter...
April 21, 2021