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
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