Tag: united states
Tech-industry bodies unhappy with copyright-legislation trends
Shock news! Some organisations representing the technology industry aren’t happy with the European Copyright Directive – or similar legislation around the world. Two bodies, the Computer & Communications Industry...
November 11, 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
An argument is brewing over the costs of the US’ new MLC
Well, this was predictable: the predicted costs of the US’ new Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) are meeting resistance from the digital music services that will be paying for it. That’s according to Digital Music...
October 31, 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
Recording Academy launches ‘Behind The Record’ credits campaign
We referred to it in our story about Pandora adding full credits for songs last week, but now US music body the Recording Academy has officially launched its ‘Behind the Record’ campaign. It’s an initiative encouraging...
October 28, 2019
US digital audio advertising grew by 30% in first half of 2019
Advertising-industry body the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has published its mid-year report on digital ad revenues in the US. The big figure is $57.9bn: that’s how much money was spent on digital advertising in...
October 22, 2019
NMPA throws weight behind possible US investigation into TikTok
TikTok is currently under intense scrutiny in the US over its recently-revealed censorship policies, with prominent senator Marco Rubio having called for a formal investigation into the company. Now the National Music Publishers...
October 17, 2019
US congress quizzes Spotify over Apple antitrust complaints
Things had gone a bit quiet in Spotify’s anti-competition battle with Apple: we’re still waiting for official word from the European Commission on any plans for a formal investigation into Apple’s stewardship...
October 7, 2019
MusicWatch report claims 183m Americans now stream music
Hot on the heels of the RIAA’s mid-year figures (not to mention the IFPI’s Music Listening 2019 report) research firm MusicWatch is preparing for the release of its latest report on US music-listening habits....
September 27, 2019
Streaming now accounts for 95% of Latin-music market in the US
US trade body the RIAA has published its latest figures: a mid-year report on the US Latin music business. It reports that Latin recorded-music revenues grew by 13.5% to $232m in retail value (i.e. spending by listeners)...
September 18, 2019
Smart speaker market may have declined in the US last quarter
If you’ve been following the smart-speakers market with interest, you’ll have seen this coming a few months ago: Chinese tech firm Baidu is now selling more of these devices than Google is. Well, that’s what research...
August 27, 2019
DSPs and NMPA filings are in over new CRB royalty rates
Breaking news: there isn’t just one appeal against the new songwriter-royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board in the US. The one from Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon we all know about – it was officially...
August 16, 2019