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Citi report claims US music industry generated $43bn in 2017

The latest report trying to tell the big-picture story of the music ecosystem comes from financial firm Citi, whose ‘Putting the Band Back Together’ study promises that it’s “remastering the world of music”. Its...
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Recording Academy launches social-media campaign to support MMA

The lobbying continues in the US to get the Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, with platforms SiriusXM and Music Choice now the focus of anger within the music industry over their opposition to the bill in its current...
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Label lawsuits target US ISP and Russian stream-ripping sites

Major labels’s latest copyright lawsuits are fighting on two fronts: the US and Russia. The first concerns a new copyright-infringement liability lawsuit filed against American ISP Cox Communications by Sony Music, Universal...
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Amazon estimated to have 70% of US smart-speaker market

The latest analysis of the smart-speakers market comes from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), which reckons that the US install base of these devices is now 50m units. The company’s survey of 500 owners...
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SESAC row eases to take Music Modernization Act one step forward

Peace appears to have broken out after a heated row involving collecting societies and songwriting bodies in the US, over the Music Modernization Act (MMA). Songwriter bodies SONA and NSAI had strongly criticised Blackstone,...
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New Nielsen study explores Americans’ media habits

Research firm Nielsen has published its latest Total Audience Report, covering the first quarter of 2018 and exploring how American adults use media. And? “American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching,...
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iHeartMedia financials show slight drop in revenues

It’s been a tough time for iHeartMedia, which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in March this year. Business goes on for the company and its iHeartRadio streaming subsidiary though: it filed its latest quarterly financial...
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Tim Cook claims Apple Music leads in North America and Japan

Apple published its latest quarterly financial results last night, for the second quarter of 2018 (the company’s fiscal Q3). Big numbers ahoy: revenues up 17% year-on-year to $53.3bn and a net profit of $11.5bn. Apple...
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SoundExchange payouts grew by 17.5% year-on-year in Q2

US company SoundExchange has published its latest quarterly figures, and they show strong growth in its payouts to artists and labels. The company paid out $208.7m in the second quarter of this year, up 17.5% year-on-year. That...
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iHeartRadio launches ‘Your Weekly Mixtape’ personal playlist

A weekly playlist personalised to each individual user of a streaming service? Where on earth could iHeartRadio have got that idea? Okay, so the ‘Discover Weekly’ format is now almost a standard feature for streaming,...
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Variety publisher invests in music-analytics firm BuzzAngle

We know BuzzAngle Music best for its work providing analytics on sales, streaming and radio airplay in the US, as an alternative source to the official Billboard / Nielsen axis of charts clout in that market. So here’s...
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Research firm tries to quantify Spotify’s churn in the US

Spotify is due to announce its latest quarterly financial results this week, and research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has got in early with some estimates on the company’s US performance. It claims...