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September 20, 2016

Pandora Tops Rapidly Changing US Music Streaming Market

As the music streaming market reacts to the introduction of Pandora Plus, as well as new on-demand services anticipated from Pandora and Amazon, research shows Pandora with the leading share of weekly music streaming hours in the United States in the second quarter of 2016. Nearly one-third (30 percent) of the time consumers spent streaming read more »

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August 22, 2016

For Music Streamers, Playlists Becoming The New Radio

New consumer survey finds that nine out of 10 Spotify and Apple Music users have listened to or created a music-streaming-service playlist, and half of their premium subscribers listen to playlists every time they use the service A new study released by MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry. profiled the usage read more »

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July 14, 2016

A Mid-Year Look At Vinyl

The headlines from BuzzAngle’s mid-year music report focused on the growth of on-demand streaming and the carnage surrounding the paid digital download market. Eventually we will turn to everyone’s favorite music topic: Vinyl. BuzzAngle reported a 17% increase in vinyl sales for the first half of 2016, and while not quite the torrid pace of read more »

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February 22, 2016

Bad Company, You Can’t Deny

(With apologies to Paul Rodgers) 57M in US Still Acquiring Unlicensed Music The BBC reported on February 17 that Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” has already been pirated 500,000 times.  According to the article on The Next Web quoting those statistics, piracy is at historic lows. Respectfully, that is a popular belief, though wholly incorrect. read more »

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January 6, 2016

Is It Live Or Is It Streaming?

Please click here to download the presentation deck from CES 2016.  

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Many U.S. Music Streaming Consumers Willing to Pay More for Better Sound Quality

Despite the migration of music listening to smartphones and computers consumers still think sound quality is important read more »

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November 23, 2015

Four Things That Happened in the Last “Year of Adele”

The “Adele Factor” — a retrospective. Just in time for the Black Friday rush, Adele has blessed us with “25,” the follow-up to her chart crushing “21” album which dropped January 2011, after the holidays. First weekend numbers indicate sales will set records, so we thought it would be interesting to travel back to 2011 read more »

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October 13, 2015

Tweety Tumbls over the Vine: OMG, Music & Social Go Mainstream

As recently as three years ago, only one in four of us used Facebook for following musical artists, and half as many used Twitter. read more »

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August 18, 2015

One in Ten iOS Users Listens to Apple Music

Apple’s new music streaming has opportunities for expansion; competitive streaming services not affected by launch. read more »

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July 16, 2015

From Stream to Ticket: Mapping the Value of Music Discovery

Here’s another collaborative piece, this time with Eventbrite, as we learn more about the value of music discovery and the connection with music fans who attend concerts. read more »