Tag: united states
eMarketer predicts strong growth for US influencer marketing
We’ve seen a fair few studies of influencer marketing in our time, including many ‘influencer marketing is BRILLIANT’ reports commissioned by… influencer marketing companies! But eMarketer’s...
July 22, 2021
US government puts tech giants on notice over ‘bad mergers’
“Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, farmers, and small businesses,”...
July 12, 2021
American Music Fairness Act seeks radio recordings royalties
The fact that terrestrial radio broadcasters in the US do not pay performance royalties to artists or labels has been a longstanding complaint from the music industry. Could that finally be changing? That’s the aim of the...
June 25, 2021
Study claims 47% of Americans subscribe to an audio service
Edison Research has published some new data on audio services in the US. It claims that the percentage of Americans subscribing to these services grew from 23% in 2015 to 47% in 2021. This isn’t just about music....
June 18, 2021
USC Annenberg study explores ‘diversity desert’ of US music industry
“Diversity on the charts, but not in executive ranks of music companies” is the top-line finding of the latest report on music industry diversity by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. It’s a study of 4,060 executive...
June 16, 2021
President Biden revokes Trump administration’s TikTok ban
Good news for TikTok: US president Joe Biden has revoked the Trump administration’s executive orders that could have banned the app (along with WeChat, Alipay and other apps of Chinese origin) in the US. However, these...
June 10, 2021
MLC collects over $40m in first month of operations
The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is up and running, collecting and matching publishing royalties from streaming services. The organisation has revealed details of its January collections and distributions, with...
April 20, 2021
Deadline for US TikTok decision pushed back to 11 June
Remember the days when Donald Trump was the president of the US, and when ByteDance was being forced to either sell TikTok’s US operations to an American company or shut it down? Trump’s defenestration from the...
April 13, 2021
Latin music increases its share of US recorded music market
US industry body the RIAA has published its latest analysis of revenues for Latin music in the US. It shows that in 2020 it accounted for 5.4% of the overall market, up from 5% in 2019. Latin music revenues grew by 19% in...
April 8, 2021
Study shows how YouTube’s reach is growing in the US
The Pew Research Center has been surveying Americans on their social media usage, and found that… not much has changed. “YouTube and Facebook continue to dominate the online landscape, with 81% and 69%, respectively,...
April 8, 2021
Secretly Group recognises its employees’ new union
When workers across music company Secretly Group announced plans to unionise earlier this month, it could have set up a battle with the company, if it had refused to voluntarily recognise the new union. Happily, the outcome...
March 26, 2021
A2IM boss worried about slowing growth in US subs revenues
Dr. Richard James Burgess, president and CEO of US indie label association A2IM, says that he is “deeply concerned about the drop in subscription revenues coincident with the growth of subscription numbers” in the US,...
March 23, 2021