Top apps in Q3 included TikTok, Spotify and YouTube Music
App-analytics firm SensorTower has been releasing some of its data tracking Android and iOS apps globally in the third quarter of 2019. That includes quantifying the top 20 apps by overall downloads, with TikTok in second...
November 7, 2019
Download stats suggest TikTok’s growth may be slowing down
Is TikTok’s rapid, global growth slowing down? App research firm SensorTower has put out some figures suggesting that it might. It claims that TikTok added 177 million ‘first-time users’ from Apple and Google’s app...
November 5, 2019
US digital-audio listening tipped to overtake radio in 2020
Research firm eMarketer has published some new estimates and predictions for the size of the US digital-audio market – music-streaming, podcasts, online and satellite radio. The big claim is that by 2020, American adults...
November 5, 2019
Pandora ended Q3 2019 with 63.1m listeners and 6.3m subscribers
US satellite-radio firm SiriusXM published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, including new figures for its streaming subsidiary Pandora. On the latter front, Pandora’s advertising revenues grew by 8% year-on-year...
November 1, 2019
Study finds music still rocks for US tweens and teens
Common Sense Media has been surveying more than 1,600 American 8-18 year-olds about their media habits, and there are plenty of findings relevant to the music industry. The toplines include the fact that tweens (8-12 year-olds)...
October 30, 2019
Dutch hip-hop sees streaming-powered domestic boom but export is still the nut to crack
Our latest country profile (available to Music Ally subscribers) is now online and looks at the Netherlands. The country was ranked number 11 globally in 2018 by IFPI and streaming now makes up 51% of the recorded music...
October 15, 2019
Y Viva España! Spanish music revenues up 27% in first half of 2019
Remember when Spain was one of the world’s recorded-music basket cases, thanks to piracy? No more. The years between 2014 and 2018 saw steady growth (5.4%, 10%, 6.7%, 6.1% and 5.9% respectively according to the IFPI) of...
September 5, 2019
Physical decline still outweighs streaming growth in Japan
Japanese industry body the RIAJ has published some figures for the second quarter of 2019, as well as first-half stats combining Q1 and Q2. These are figures for digital music revenues only, revealing that revenue from...
August 28, 2019
eMarketer says voice-assistant use is reaching ‘critical mass’
Hey Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, DuerOS and other voice assistants: how popular ARE you in 2019? Research firm eMarketer has published some new numbers for use of this technology in the US. “We estimate that 111.8 million...
August 19, 2019
eMarketer says teens are ditching Facebook in France and Germany
It feels like people have been predicting a ‘teen flight’ from Facebook for years now – probably because they have. eMarketer is the latest research firm trying to back up the theory with some actual data, this time...
August 15, 2019
Tencent Music now has 31m paying online-music users
Tencent Music published its latest financial results yesterday, and they revealed sluggish growth for active users of the company’s three online-music services in China, but a much more-sprightly rise in the number of...
August 14, 2019