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A Year in Music Streaming, in 5 figures

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:36:43 +0000

(image) (image) In July, Nielsen declared that “2017 Is Shaping Up to be the Year of Music Streaming.” There were 184 billion on-demand audio streams during the first six months of the year. “The first half of 2017 has seen some incredible new benchmarks for the music industry,” Dave Bakula, SVP Insights, Nielsen Music, said. “The rapid adoption [...]

The Changing Face of Music, in five figures

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:41:26 +0000

(image) (image) Music producers and streaming sites are constantly seeking ways to attract listeners. CNet recently rated the largest music streaming sites: Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and Tidal. The conclusion? Each site has pros and cons, and each site is adapting to a changing music industry. Let’s look at the most recent changes by [...]

5 tips to bear in mind when considering your own bot

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:35:34 +0000

(image) (image) We live in an attention economy and that’s especially important for artists. Their businesses depend on successfully grabbing and keeping the attention of their fans with the end goal of getting more streams, views, merch and tour sales, etc. For the past decade, plenty of artists have used social media platforms to promote their work, [...]

Streaming Success Stories and Upcoming Services

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:29:56 +0000

(image) (image) As the streaming market becomes increasingly crowded, companies are becoming increasingly clever in their attempts to capture listeners’ dollars. Take for example Apple. The tech giant recently announced that its Series 3 smartwatch will be capable of playing Apple Music without being connected to a smartphone. This gives the company a heads-up on Spotify, which has [...]

Exclusive post on the new WINTEL Worldwide Independent Market Report 2017

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:07:20 +0000

(image) (image) Alison Wenham, CEO of WIN, provides an exclusive take on the impressive growth in international revenue & unveils why independent record companies continue to produce the lion’s share of new music. WINTEL 2017 is the second report produced by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) mapping the global market share of the independent sector at copyright, [...]

“Diversity is a vital part of the success of our business” — 6 Women in Music speak out

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:31:57 +0000

(image) (image) As events like Midem 2017’s inaugural Women In Music Brunch and panel – organised with Jessica Sobhraj, president of Women in Music and CEO of content-protection platform Cosynd – and more are proving, raising the profile of women in music has never been more of an industry priority. Here, we speak to a number of key [...]

The New African music frontier – exclusive MediaTainment Finance white paper

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:08:54 +0000

(image) (image) For the first six months of last year alone, South African telecoms conglomerate MTN Group successfully tapped into the fast growing music consumption among its customers and generated a reported $70m from its streaming-music service. That is a significant amount of money for the region, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, which has received scant attention from the [...]

Because Group acquisitions, Facebook takes on YouTube & more: 5 musicbiz summer news highlights

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:54:34 +0000

(image) (image) August has been a hot month for the music industry in terms of acquisitions, staff changes and the launch of new services.  While many were on vacation, the industry has been planning for the future.  Def Jam Records named Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg as CEO although he won’t take the position until January. Meanwhile, Apple [...]

5 ways to Understand and Foster music industry transformation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:52:09 +0000

(image) (image) Much has already happened since Midem unplugged its beachfront speakers last June, and the spotlight has been dominated almost exclusively by western giants’ shortcomings over the last few weeks. Snap Inc. has unleashed and announced a slew of new features and products, and also has experienced its first below-IPO stock price as Instagram’s creeping advances [...]

Summer of Stats: The Musicbiz in figures

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:32:43 +0000

(image) (image) The summer of 2017 is shaping up to be a season of uncertainty. Some areas of the music industry are faltering while others appear to be doing remarkably well. New technology also is playing a role. How will it all play out? Only time will tell. Let’s examine all the changes by the numbers: 40%: [...]