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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...
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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...
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Pew study confirms rural broadband access can still be spotty

One of the points made in our recent country-music report was that access to reliable broadband internet in rural areas of the US is one of the factors that may entice more country fans to start streaming music. A study published...
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48% of Americans predicted to own smart speakers by Christmas

We’ve seen some bold predictions about smart-speaker sales in the rest of 2018: in July, research firm Canalys claimed that there would be 100m of these devices in use globally by the end of the year. Now a study published...
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Sprint bundles Amazon Prime into its Unlimited Premium plan

US telco Sprint has revealed details of its latest high-value bundle for customers: a $90-a-month ‘Unlimited Premium’ plan.
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Spotify’s Hot Country playlist hits milestone of 5m followers

Spotify’s flagship country-music playlist Hot Country has just reached a new milestone: five million followers.
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Nielsen report explores music habits of US Hispanic people

Research firm Nielsen’s latest report is Descubrimiento Digital: The Online Lives of Latinx Consumers. It explores how US Hispanic people are using various online services, including for music.
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BMG secures settlement from ISP Cox over copyright case

BMG and American ISP Cox Communications have settled their legal battle over whether the ISP was liable for ‘contributory copyright infringement’.
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SiriusXM boss defends lobbying over Music Modernization Act

Satellite-radio firm SiriusXM has been coming under fire for lobbying against the US Music Modernization Act (MMA). Now its CEO Jim Meyer has written a guest column for Billboard defending the company over its position.
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Humbolt launches ‘ethical’ indie-focused streaming app

The latest startup hoping to provide independent artists and labels with a streaming home is called Humbolt. Based in New York, it has launched a mobile app, following a beta period that kicked off earlier this year.
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Get Pandora Plus for free for one year (for one day)

Every now and again, a service might come along with an offer of “three months for $1 a month (and then back to $9.99)” as a means to hook new users and to hit quarterly growth targets. But Pandora is offering a year...
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Verizon bundle will offer six months of Apple Music

Fresh from reportedly overhauling Spotify for paid subscribers in the US, Apple Music is looking to capitalise on its advantage with a new telco deal. The telco in question is Verizon, which from 16 August will be offering...