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RIAA-backed report explores labels’ changing role in music

We’ll be blunt: anyone who tells you that labels are dead is talking out of their trumpet. But anyone who tells you that an artist can’t succeed without a label is just as big a fibber. The truth of the matter is that...
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Nielsen releases its figures for US music growth in 2018

BuzzAngle may have come out of the gates first with its estimates for US music consumption in 2018, but now Nielsen – with its official chart-tracking status – has published its own figures. The company says that total...
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Report: 14m Americans got their first smart speaker in 2018

NPR and Edison Research have published their latest ‘Smart Audio Report’about the growth of smart speakers in the US. It claims that around 53 million Americans now own these devices – 21% of the adult population. 14...
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BuzzAngle reveals double-digit growth in US music consumption

Research firm BuzzAngle has published its 2018 Year-End Report for music consumption in the US – an interesting comparison to the UK figures we published yesterday. The picture is one of strong growth: consumption (as in...
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Social music app TikTok gains momentum in the US

Based on app-store charts in the west, Chinese social-music app TikTok is picking up a fine head of steam, following its merger with Musical.ly earlier this year. Now there is more data on that from tech site The Verge,...
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eMarketer predicts 201.5m US digital audio listeners this year

Research firm eMarketer has published some new predictions on the ‘digital audio’ landscape in the US, which includes music-streaming services. The company reckons there’ll be 201.5 million US digital audio listeners...
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Report claims Spotify conversion rate is growing in the US

Spotify’s conversion rate is growing in the US, according to a new report published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners ahead of the streaming service revealing its latest numbers in its third-quarter financial...
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Instagram ‘edges’ Snapchat as US teenagers’ favourite social app

This is far from the biggest surprise you’ll read in your inbox this week, but Instagram appears to have overtaken Snapchat in popularity among American teenagers. This, at least, is the claim in research firm Piper Jaffray’s latest...
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RIAA publishes US mid-year Latin music revenues report

We covered the RIAA’s mid-year 2018 figures for the US recorded-music market last month, but now the industry body has broken out some numbers for the Latin music market (in the US) separately.
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eMarketer breaks down US digital-video advertising predictions

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for digital video advertising in the US, which includes a new number for YouTube. “This year, YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net US video ad revenues,...
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RIAA criticises new US trade agreement with Mexico and Canada

President Trump was certainly happy with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that he announced yesterday, describing it as “one of the most advanced trade deals” in the world that’s “truly...
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US ‘plateaued’ in internet, social media and device ownership

US research organisation the Pew Research Center is on a run of interesting reports this autumn, with its latest focusing on internet and social media usage, as well as device ownership in the US. The headline: all three...