Study: rock still Americans’ fave genre – despite the charts
What’s the most popular music genre in the US? If your first answer is ‘R&B/Hip-Hop’ then you’ve clearly been keeping an eye on your industry research: in Nielsen Music/MRC Data’s last end-of-year...
May 29, 2020
Report claims Americans are spending more time with Spotify
Spotify was ‘the audio platform with the highest daily engagement’ in the US last year, according to a new study by research firm Insider Intelligence. How is that measured? By daily minutes spent listening....
May 29, 2020
EFF’s Cory Doctorow sets out blanket music licensing plan
Author and activist Cory Doctorow elicits some strong opinions within the music industry, it’s fair to say: he was a key figure in the opposition to the European Copyright Directive (including encouraging “targeting...
May 28, 2020
Why is the US share of global recorded music revenue growing?
In 2011, the US accounted for 26% of global recorded music revenues. In 2019, that share had grown to 36% according to industry body the IFPI's figures, despite that period covering considerable global expansion for music...
May 22, 2020
US Copyright Office report concludes tech safe harbours are ‘unbalanced’
Just finished a book and looking for a new, gripping read for the weekend ahead? Here's a recommendation for you: 'Section 512 of Title 17'. Admittedly, it's got no wizards, romance, clutter-clearing tips or Henry VIII lopping...
May 22, 2020
Latin music revenues in US growing faster than overall market
The RIAA has published its annual year-end report on Latin (recorded) music revenues in the US, revealing that they grew by 28% to $554m in 2019. That’s more than double the rate of growth of the overall US market,...
May 4, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (29 April)
A group of concert promoters, venues and show producers are calling for the US Congress to expand its coronavirus relief packages to businesses in the live sector. Billboard has a copy of their request, which claims that...
April 29, 2020
Report explores Covid-19 impact on music streaming in the US
A report by Nielsen Music / MRC Data has been exploring what the Covid-19 pandemic and the social-distancing measures being taken to tackle it are having on people’s entertainment habits. According to this US-based...
April 14, 2020
The Infinite Dial study reveals latest US streaming data
Edison Research and Triton Digital have published the latest edition of their The Infinite Dial report, which surveys 1,500 people aged 12 and older in the US, then weights the results to the national population. Among its...
March 25, 2020
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...
March 23, 2020
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,...
March 19, 2020
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...
March 16, 2020