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Rhapsody, Napster Pass 2.5 Million Paying Subscribers - 60% Growth

Rhapsody, Napster Pass 2.5 Million Paying Subscribers - 60% Growth

Rhapsody and its Napster brand now have more than 2.5 million paid subscribers globally. That's up from 2 million in July, and paces annual subscriber growth a 60%. The increase was driven primarily by new global partnerships with automakers and wireless providers including T-Mobile and Telefonica.  New Listening Patterns The majority of Rhapsody's global customer base is ...

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By The Numbers: How Did the Music Industry Do in 2014?

By The Numbers: How Did the Music Industry Do in 2014?

Guest Post by Hugh McIntyre on Sonicbids Blog Now that 2014 is through, it's time to kickstart a new year with plenty of resolutions and new ideas of what 12 more months can bring. It also means it's time to look back at the previous year and analyze what worked and what didn't, who won and who lost. Last ...

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Why Music Service Prices Are Falling And Can’t Get Back Up

Why Music Service Prices Are Falling And Canât Get Back Up

Guest Post by David Touve on Rockonomic Spotify recently announced another solid uptick in subscriber numbers, growing from 12.5 million subscribers back in November of 2014 to 15 million as of January, 2015. In response, folks like Mark Mulligan, Jon Maples, and others have continued pondering the impact of price (e.g., $0.99/month promotions, Family plans, etc.) upon demand for music ...

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Global Digital Music Market Projections 2015 - 2019

Global Digital Music Market Projections 2015 - 2019

When technology is used to record, store, and encode sound digital music has been created. Beyond it's creation, digital music is what then allows customers to listen or download music that artists are distributing for profit. As album sales have declined beyond repair, the distribution via streaming services is dominating the market deeming digital music an ...

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Who's Buying Music Today vs 10 Years Ago

Who's Buying Music Today vs 10 Years Ago

Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Blog A recent survey by MusicWatch looked at the demographics of CD and digital music buyers back in 2004 and compared them to 2014. What they found shouldn't be too surprising, because it's almost exactly what you'd expect. In 2004, the largest demo of CD buyers was age 36 to ...

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What The Resurrection of Vinyl Albums Actually Looks Like

What The Resurrection of Vinyl Albums Actually Looks Like

In the face of an unrelenting decline in album sales, vinyl has made a second coming of sorts. The sales of vinyl albums rose 52% bringing revenue up to 9.2 million copies (up from 6.1 million in 2013). For the seventh consecutive year, more vinyl albums were sold than any other year since Nielsen began keeping record ...

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Nielson Study Reveals Rock Prevails As Most Popular Genre In The US

Nielson Study Reveals Rock Prevails As Most Popular Genre In The US

According to a study released by Nielson Music, rock music was twice as popular in 2014 as pop music, accounting for 29% of the industry's music consumption across album, track purchases, and music streaming. Rock music dominated album sales claiming 33% of sales the the next closest genre, R&B, totaling 14% suggesting album sales, to the ...

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CONTEXT: The Future Of Music Streaming And Personalization?

CONTEXT: The Future Of Music Streaming And Personalization?

By Alexandre Passant on APassant.net With CES starting, I though it would be a good time to reflect on the future of music streaming, and what’s needed to own the space. Not only because the conference holds a session on this very topic, but also because advances in Data Science, wearables, and context-aware computing could bring brand-new experiences regarding how we consume ...

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Music Sales Down In Almost Every Category In 2014 [Year End Stats]

Music Sales Down In Almost Every Category In 2014 [Year End Stats]

U.S. music sales were down in virtually every category in 2014 compared to 2013, according to year end stats shared by Nielson. Only vinyl was up, an impressive 54%. The culprit? Streaming music—both free and paid—jumped 54%, as more and more consumers shifted from buying music to borrowing it. Nielsen Music's 2014 At-A-Glance: Overall On-Demand (Audio+Video) ...

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Music Streaming Expands In 2014, Digital Sales Drop

Music Streaming Expands In 2014, Digital Sales Drop

Thanks to a new report from Nielsen SoundScan we now know that 2014 proved to be yet another chaotic year for the music industry. Total sales of albums fell 11 percent to just 257 million albums sold in the US, while digital sales dropped 9 percent to 117.6 million. Vinyl sales grew 52 percent, but that ...


 

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