Tag: united states
Report: Amazon Music will grow faster than rivals in the US
Earlier this week, we reported on figures published by research firm eMarketer, suggesting that Spotify might overtake Pandora for US listeners by 2021. Now the company has broken out some more of its predictions for the...
March 28, 2019
Streaming fuelled 18% growth for US Latin recorded-music in 2018
We know that music from Latin America has been on a roll globally in recent years, driven by streaming services from Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora to YouTube. How’s that paying off in the world’s biggest recorded-music...
March 27, 2019
Major labels sue American ISP Charter Communications
The latest US lawsuit accusing an ISP of facilitating piracy focuses on Charter Communications. A group of labels and publishers under the auspices of Universal, Sony and Warner are suing the cable-internet provider, claiming...
March 26, 2019
Groups still competing to run US Mechanical Licensing Collective
As part of the recently-passed Music Modernization Act (MMA) in the US, a new ‘Mechanical Licensing Collective’ (MLC) will be created to license and administer mechanical rights in that country. Two groups are competing...
March 25, 2019
Elizabeth Warren’s big-tech breakup could affect music-streaming
We’ll be honest: there are lots of reasons that US Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren thinks the biggest technology companies should be broken up: and none of them are directly about what the benefits might...
March 11, 2019
70% of 12-34 year-olds in the US are using YouTube for music
Edison Research and Triton Digital have published their latest ‘The Infinite Dial’ report, which provides an annual update on ‘digital media consumer behaviour’ in the US. There is plenty for the...
March 7, 2019
Sound Diplomacy opens US office to help new ‘music cities’
Sound Diplomacy has been working for some time with a range of entities to help cities build better music strategies. Now it’s expanding its activities to the US, with a new office in New Orleans. “I believe Trump’s...
March 6, 2019
MusicWatch puts out more figures for US streaming market
Last week, Music Ally reported on the latest figures from US industry body the RIAA, including the fact that the number of paid music subscriptions in the US grew by 42% to 50.2 million in 2018. That was an annual-average...
March 6, 2019
Indian streaming service Gaana to hold another US festival
We recently wrote about music-streaming service Gaana’s growth to 80 million active users, making it a leading service in its home country India. Yet Gaana is keen to build its brand around the world, including the US....
March 5, 2019
BMI and ASCAP publish thoughts on replacing US consent decrees
We reported earlier this week on moves afoot in the US to modernise / replace the longstanding ‘consent decrees’ governing licensing in the US. Now collecting societies BMI and ASCAP have published an open letter setting...
March 1, 2019
US enjoyed third straight year of double-digit music growth
We won’t know the full figures on how 2018 went for the global recorded-music industry until next month, when the IFPI publishes its annual report. But based on the largest market in the world, the US, it’s going to be...
March 1, 2019
FTC to focus more attention on competition in tech industry
US regulator the Federal Trade Commission has created a new task force which it says will be “monitoring competition in US technology markets, investigating any potential anticompetitive conduct in those markets, and taking...
February 27, 2019