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Record Store Day 2015 Stats: 628% Growth Over Previous Week, Top 50 Vinyl Sales Chart

Record Store Day 2015 Stats: 628% Growth Over Previous Week, Top 50 Vinyl Sales Chart

Independent record store data compiled by BuzzAngle Music for Saturday's Record Store Day 2015 shows once again what a powerful sales and marketing platform this anual promotion has become.   Key data:  628% growth in sales at independent record stores on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18) in comparison to the previous Saturday (April 11). 3.3% growth from Record ...

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Vinyl Albums Show 37% Increase In 2015 Prior To Record Store Day

Vinyl Albums Show 37% Increase In 2015 Prior To Record Store Day

Last year, vinyl unit sales totaled 9.2 million, a 6.1 million increase in 2013. With 2015's vinyl sales up 37% in the first three months of the year, and the growing popularity of Record Store Day (which is tomorrow - go buy something) it looks as though digital music is going to have to work a ...

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The United Sates Of Events: America's Top Concert Going Cities By Genre

The United Sates Of Events: America's Top Concert Going Cities By Genre

Ticketing and event platform Eventbrite has released a list of America’s top event-going cities and the United States of Events, a visualization of the event-going trends in America's largest 25 cities. The company leveraged its platform of millions of events to zoom in on attendance themes. Overall Music Ticket Sales 1. jny: Austin
2. jny: San ...

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RIAA Report Shows Streaming And Vinyl On The Rise In US While Recording Industry Dips

RIAA Report Shows Streaming And Vinyl On The Rise In US While Recording Industry Dips

The RIAA has released its official figures for 2014 assessing the music industry's value at $6.97 billion, a 0.47% decline from 2013 valuation of $7 billion.  Despite the slight dip of the industry as a whole, growth was charted in specific areas. Digital music grew by $140 million to $4.5 billion, up 3.2% from $4.37 billion ...

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Ad Revenue Growing From Mobile Streaming

Ad Revenue Growing From Mobile Streaming

According to a survey from Deloitte, streaming music was the most common digital activity on smartphones in 2014. Streams of songs and music videos topped 164 billion during the year, increasing over 50% from 2013. Guest Post by Jake Rosenberg, Paid Media Manager at Fame House In addition to the continual evolution of user behavior around streaming mobile music, ...

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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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