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Survey suggests Disney+ has been a huge hit in the US

In its last financial earnings call, Disney said that it ended 2019 with 26.5 million paid subscribers for its Disney+ video streaming service, representing a very strong start in the US. Now, ahead of its rollout in Europe, Variety...
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MusicWatch report notes growth in US ‘music buyers’ to 116m

Research company MusicWatch has revealed some of the findings from its Annual Music Study, which surveys 5,000 Americans on their music habits. Among those findings: there are now 116 million ‘music buyers’ in the US,...
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US subscriptions surge still accompanied by ‘value gap’ fears

One of the facts that may have gone overlooked in the USA’s recent surge in recorded music revenue is the country’s incredibly strong music subscription numbers, which come under the microscope in our latest US country...
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Country Profile – USA 2020

Music streaming is surging in the US, bringing with it strong growth in recorded music income. But questions remain about how long this can last
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TikTok tipped to have 52.2m users in the US by 2021

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for the growth of TikTok in the US and UK. It claims that in 2019, TikTok doubled its user base in the US from 18.8 million people to 37.2 million. Now it expects...
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Investigation reports on Placido Domingo’s sexual misconduct

An investigation into opera star Placido Domingo has concluded that he “engaged in ​inappropriate activity, ranging from flirtation to sexual advances, in and outside of the workplace” over several decades. The investigation...
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US recorded music trade revenues grew by 11% in 2019

It appears to be the day for new figures on the US music market. Industry body the RIAA has published its year-end numbers for 2019, revealing that recorded music’s retail value grew by 13% to $11.1bn last year. Meanwhile...
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Is Amazon beating Spotify and Apple Music for US subscribers?

Research firm eMarketer has offered a spicy-sounding headline: ‘US Spotify Listeners Surpassed Pandora Listeners in 2019, Sooner than Expected’. That’s based on the company’s prediction last year that Spotify would...
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US regulator to toughen up its rules on influencer marketing

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears to be preparing for another crackdown on shady influencer marketing. Commissioner Rohit Chopra has published a statement that suggests the current regulations there need to...
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FTC to examine past acquisitions of big US tech companies

Whenever Apple buys a startup not big enough to ping any regulatory radars, it has a standard statement that it gives to journalists requesting comment on the acquisition: “Apple buys smaller companies from time to time,...
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Smart-speaker user growth is slowing in the US, says eMarketer

Some new smart-speaker predictions from research firm eMarketer are generating headlines mainly based on the claims about Amazon’s ongoing domination of the market in the US. We’ll get to those in a minute. We think...
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10.7m Americans may be ‘mooching’ music streaming accounts

To us, ‘mooching’ means strolling slowly without any particular purpose, with your hands in your pockets, and possibly whistling. Who could have a problem with that? But no: research firm MusicWatch has a different definition...