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How Much Bigger Will Streaming Get? Projections For The Future

How Much Bigger Will Streaming Get? Projections For The Future

Although it's been a tough few years, streaming services seem to have endured the worst the music business can throw at them, and some have even begun dipping their toes in profitability. Here Hugh McIntyre explores where the future of streaming might be headed, and how much space the industry has to grow. Guest post by ...

How Musicians, Labels Can Take Advantage Of Key Digital Trends

How Musicians, Labels Can Take Advantage Of Key Digital Trends

In looking at how businesses are being changed by digital platforms, music is no exception. Here we examine how consumer expectations, participations and changing demographics will all impact the music industry moving forward. Guest post by Michelle Aguilar of the TuneCore Blog It is probably no surprise that businesses are being transformed by digital platforms such ...

Streaming Revenue Could Surpass Live Income For Many Artists, says Mark Mulligan

Streaming Revenue Could Surpass Live Income For Many Artists, says Mark Mulligan

"Do not assume that we have arrived at your destination," writes music industry analyst Mark Mulligan, referring to live music rather than recordings as the primary income driver for most musicians and the industry. “Add together all the pieces and you start to create an environment in which artists can see a more immediate direct return ...

Spotify Shares "How Students Listen 2017" [Eliot Van Buskirk]

Spotify Shares "How Students Listen 2017" [Eliot Van Buskirk]

In addition to learning, expanding personal horizons and developing a plan for post student life, college is also a place where many shape their musical identities. Eliot Van Buskirk of Spotify Insights has taken a deep dive into how students listen and shared it via an interactive microsite. Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Spotify Insights College ...

Music Biz 2017: Mood Swings, Merch, Hi Res Streaming & More

Music Biz 2017: Mood Swings, Merch, Hi Res Streaming & More

The mood at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville this week was almost ebullient.  After a multi-year downturn, things are finally looking up, really up.  And the diverse attendees—ranging from labels large and small to artists and managers to streamers and tech, all sense that a new and perhaps bigger music business is emerging. Here are two of ...

New Survey Says Millennials Pay For Streaming Services And Use Pirate Streams When Content Isn't Legally Available

New Survey Says Millennials Pay For Streaming Services And Use Pirate Streams When Content Isn't Legally Available

In a further sign of change coming to the music industry, a new survey has revealed that millennials, and those younger, while willing and happy to pay for streaming services, are also more than happy to access the content they want on pirate streaming sites should it be unavailable elsewhere. Guest post by Timothy Geigner on Techdirt ...

Streaming May Have Slowed Piracy, But It Certainly Hasn't Stopped It [CHART]

Streaming May Have Slowed Piracy, But It Certainly Hasn't Stopped It [CHART]

The convenience of streaming has unquestionably slowed music piracy. But it certainly has not stopped it. According to a late 2016 study by Ipsos for the IFPI which surveyed 12,600 internet users in 13 countries, more than 1/3 said they had still accessed copyright infringing music over the previous 6 months. And how they're pirating music has ...

Fans Have A Growing Willingness To Actually Pay For Music [MusicWatch]

Fans Have A Growing Willingness To Actually Pay For Music [MusicWatch]

Music fans are showing a growing willingness to actually pay for music, and that is helping to drive the current growth in the recorded music industry. In fact, the value of those fans grew 11% last year driven by tens of millions of $10 per month on-demand subscriptions, according to MusicWatch’s Annual Music Study. By Russ Crupnick of Music ...

ASCAP Reports Record $1B Revenue Fueled By 41% Increase In Streaming Income

ASCAP Reports Record $1B Revenue Fueled By 41% Increase In Streaming Income

ASCAP has announced the collection of record-high revenues of $1.059 billion in 2016 and distributed more than $918 million to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members.  Distributions were up 5.6% over the prior year. Revenues from ASCAP’s licensing efforts in the U.S. grew nearly 6% in 2016 to $759 million, up $42.2 million over 2015, fueled ...


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