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Streaming Gives Albums Wings: Why Album Sales Aren’t What They Used To Be

Streaming Gives Albums Wings: Why Album Sales Aren’t What They Used To Be

Although Drake's latest album remained atop the Billboard album charts for a solid nine weeks, this prominence was not the result of sales but rather streaming, demonstrating the power of streaming in the modern music economy. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora Key takeaways: Streaming played a key role in keeping Drake’s ...

Self-Imposed Music Scarcity In The Digital Era

Self-Imposed Music Scarcity In The Digital Era

Although streaming is the dominant form of music consumption, and seems to be here to stay, many listeners are turning to vinyl-only, or cassette-only record labels to obtain their music. By Glenn Peoples of Pandora  Pitchfork has an interesting article today on vinyl-only record labels. They reside in music’s underground but for some people they’re a necessary ...

Vinyl Sales Up Another 17%, Used Sales Surpass New

Vinyl Sales Up Another 17%, Used Sales Surpass New

The growth in of vinyl music sales makes for great headlines. But the vinyl market is really a dual market, according industry analysts MusicWatch- new vinyl sales and used resales. The later, which is the larger market of the two, goes largely ignored by the music industry.  The headlines from Buzz Angle’s mid-year music report focused ...

Broadcast Radio Losing Influence As Teens Flock To Streaming And YouTube, Says New "Music And Millennials" Study

Broadcast Radio Losing Influence As Teens Flock To Streaming And YouTube, Says New "Music And Millennials" Study

On demand streaming is now the format of choice for 15-19 year olds, according to a new study by the Music Business Association and LOOP, and most of those listeners are coming from broadcast radio. 15-to-19 year olds have embraced on-demand streaming as their format of choice, accounting for 51% of their total listening time on a ...

A Look At Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year Report: Streaming Explodes • Rock, Country Struggle To Keep Up With R&B/Hip-Hop. Latin

A Look At Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year Report: Streaming Explodes • Rock, Country Struggle To Keep Up With R&B/Hip-Hop. Latin

Nielsen recently released its 2016 mid-year music report and it has some big takeaways. On-demand streaming is exploding. R&B/hip-hop and Latin are surging and Rock and country music need to catch up, says Pandora's Glenn Peoples.  By Glenn Peoples, Music Insights & Analytics at Pandora Nielsen Music’s report on the first-half of 2016 is out. The main themes ...

Vinyl May Be Up, But The Album Is Dying

Vinyl May Be Up, But The Album Is Dying

Although vinyl has seen a slight bump, the album format overall is in a steady and rapid decline, something which artists and the music industry as a whole need to take steps to embrace, rather than continuing to create a product which is irrelevant to modern audiences. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 The ...

U.S. Music Consumption Up 6.5%, On-Demand Streams Grew 58% [BuzzAngle Music Mid-Year Report]

U.S. Music Consumption Up 6.5%, On-Demand Streams Grew 58% [BuzzAngle Music Mid-Year Report]

After year's of down numbers, the music industry is finally starting to rebound.  Thanks to music streaming, the pace of expansion is accelerating, despite a growing downturn in music sales. U.S. music consumption grew nicely during the first half of 2016, even as sales of most formats declined, according to a new mid-year data from BuzzAngle ...

You Have To Look At These Two Spotify Charts - Is The The Future Of Streaming Music

You Have To Look At These Two Spotify Charts - Is The The Future Of Streaming Music

New information regarding Spotify's financials shows that it still remains the front runner in the ongoing streaming wars, but also reveals that it may face trouble from rising rights costs and a drop in the average profit per user. By Mark Mulligan of MiDiA and the Music Industry Blog Tuesday’s media scrum around Spotify’s financials illustrate that whatever ...

Back To The Future: Old Music Is Selling More Than New Music

Back To The Future: Old Music Is Selling More Than New Music

Out with the new in with the old! According to recent study, 2015 saw catalog sales edging out new releases, in spite of the release of commercial heavy hitters like Adele's 25. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Nielsen's latest music report is out and, as always, it's very revealing about what we listen to in ...

Prince Fans Pay Tribute, Buying 1 Million Tracks, 240000 Albums In U.S. On Day Of His Death

Prince Fans Pay Tribute, Buying 1 Million Tracks, 240000 Albums In U.S. On Day Of His Death

U.S. fans paid tribute to Prince by purchasing an unprecedented number of his albums and songs on the day of his untimely death. 230,000 albums and 1 million tracks. The breakdown: Prince Album Sales: Total Prince Album Sales from April 15, 2016 through April 20, 2016: 4,263 Total Prince Album Sales on April 21: 231,834 Top ...


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