2018 could be a $100bn year for digital advertising in the US
PricewaterhouseCoopers has published its latest report for ad-industry body the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) tracking US digital-advertising revenues in the first half of 2018. The key figures: digital ad revenues...
November 14, 2018
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...
October 26, 2018
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...
October 23, 2018
Industry cheers as Music Modernization Act is signed into law in US
It is no surprise that the music business has been cheering the Music Modernization Act as it was signed into law by President Trump yesterday.
October 12, 2018
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.
October 11, 2018
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...
October 1, 2018
Nielsen publishes its latest US research on smart speakers
2018 has seen a regular flow of surveys and studies showing the growth of smart-speaker ownership, particularly in the US, which remains the biggest market for these devices.
October 1, 2018
RIAA mid-year stats: 10% growth in US recorded-music market
US industry body the RIAA has published its mid-year figures for 2018, outlining the growth in recorded-music revenues in the first half of this year. Retail spending on recorded-music grew by 10% year-on-year to $4.6bn,...
September 20, 2018
Cheaper smart-speakers are selling strongly in the US
The latest research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) on the US smart-speaker market is making headlines for its views on Apple’s HomePod – but we think it highlights a bigger trend. “Across the...
September 19, 2018
Last-minute negotiations see Music Modernization Act passed
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t just one of the greatest football managers of all-time: he also came up with some of the best soundbites. Particularly “squeaky bum time” – the phrase he...
September 19, 2018
Music Biz / AudienceNet study explores US music-listening habits
Industry organisation Music Biz and research firm AudienceNet have published their latest study of US music habits, based on a survey of 3,000 Americans in July 2018. Among its findings: 20% said their favourite media/entertainment...
September 17, 2018
US now has 51m music subscribers claims MusicWatch
Research firm MusicWatch has published its latest estimates on the US music-streaming market, claiming that there are now 51 million subscribers in the country. That would be a decent increase from the 35.3 million reported...
September 12, 2018