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
Country Profile – USA 2020
Music streaming is surging in the US, bringing with it strong growth in recorded music income. But questions remain about how long this can last
March 13, 2020
Investigation reports on Placido Domingo’s sexual misconduct
An investigation into opera star Placido Domingo has concluded that he “engaged in inappropriate activity, ranging from flirtation to sexual advances, in and outside of the workplace” over several decades. The investigation...
February 26, 2020
New study suggests 60m Americans now own a smart speaker
NPR and Edison Research have published their latest ‘Smart Audio Report’, based on a telephone survey of 1,002 people in the US, focusing on smart speakers. The study claims that 24% of American adults – around 60...
January 24, 2020
Mechanical Licensing Collective reveals its first CEO
The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has appointed its first CEO. Kris Ahrend is a former executive at Warner Music, Rhino Entertainment and Sony BMG, who got the job after a months-long selection process. He’ll...
January 16, 2020
Americans notched up 1.15tn on-demand music streams in 2019
The UK and Germany – saw annual audio music streams pass the 100bn mark in 2019: 114bn and 107bn respectively. Now, with the greatest respect, the US is telling those fellow ‘big four’ global recorded music markets...
January 10, 2020
Row over ALI ‘Restatement of Copyright’ rumbles on in the US
A long-running argument about an American legal organisation’s desire to ‘clarify, modernise, and otherwise improve’ copyright legislation in the US is making headlines again. Some of the details of what’s being done...
December 5, 2019
Epidemic Sound plans US push under former Spotify exec
Swedish music company Epidemic Sound is planning a new push in North America, under the leadership of Kate Vale, who’s just been appointed as the company’s managing director of North America. Vale was previously Google’s...
November 27, 2019
MLC confirms data partners and identity of its CIO
Launch-funding secured, the US’ new Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is continuing to build its team and partnerships. Yesterday, the body announced that Richard Thompson will be its chief information officer. He’s...
November 27, 2019
No Music for Ice campaign asks artists to pull music from Amazon
Amazon remains under pressure from campaigners over the company’s relationship with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. We reported in October about how nearly 1,000 musicians had backed an open letter calling...
November 26, 2019