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3 Factors Shaping The Music Industry In 2018

3 Factors Shaping The Music Industry In 2018

With 2017 already having been a busy and reformative year for the music industry, 2018 looks to be headed in a similar direction. Here we visit three important factors which will have a major effect on the industry in the coming year. Guest post from the Royalty Exchange blog Last year was a transformative one for both Royalty ...

Is The End Of The MP3 Era Nigh?

Is The End Of The MP3 Era Nigh?

While MP3s have been falling by the wayside of music consumption for some time, there are new reports out that Apple is planning to shorten its timetable for killing off the MP3 download component of its iTunes Store. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Reports are that Apple is moving up its timetable for killing the MP3 ...

Virtual Reality And Beyond: The Future Of Music Experiences

Virtual Reality And Beyond: The Future Of Music Experiences

As virtual reality technology continues to grow and develop, becoming increasingly accessible to consumers, its convergence with music is creating a number of exciting opportunities in the industry. Guest post by Jen Sako of The Music Development Agency Virtual Reality is bringing us exciting, new technology and the way it is being incorporated with music is ...

Music Consumption Trends and What They Mean

Music Consumption Trends and What They Mean

As we dive into 2018, it's important to take a look back at some of the music consumption data from last year which shows an unsurprising bump and streaming, as well a rise overall. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 As we enter into the new year, it’s sometimes useful to look back at ...

Google is Now Sending You More Traffic Than Facebook

Google is Now Sending You More Traffic Than Facebook

Google once was the top source of referral traffic for musicians and all web site publishers. Then Facebook surpassed it. Now, for many, Google is back on top again. In 2017, Facebook sent 25% less traffic to web publishers this year, while Google traffic was up 17%, according to data from Parse.ly. There are several reasons for ...

40% Say They Would Gladly Pay More For Music

40% Say They Would Gladly Pay More For Music

How much will consumers pay for music? A new survey conducted by MusiComms of 5,000 consumers across all demographics and regions in the United States offered some surprising, contradictory and yet hopeful trends amoun music fans. A new MusiComms surveyed asked 5000 U.S. consumers  questions like: How much will consumers pay for music? Will they ever pay ...

BuzzAngle Year End Music Report 2017: It's All About Streaming

BuzzAngle Year End Music Report 2017: It's All About Streaming

Music data firm BuzzAngle Music has some good news for the recorded music industry, unless one loves old-fashioned purchasing habits. Album and song sales dwindled in 2017, dropping 14.6% and 23.2% respectively, with physical sales declining only 7% percent, according to BuzzAngle.  Audio stream consumption leaped 50.3 percent to 377 billion streams, up from 127 billion streams ...

What Music Has In Common With Bookstores And Swiss Watches [Jack Kelly]

What Music Has In Common With Bookstores And Swiss Watches [Jack Kelly]

Despite their turbulent sales histories and brushes with obsolescence, print on paper books and Swiss watches have both managed to make impressive rebounds and have of late shown steady profitability. Here we look look at some important takeaways that could potentially apply to the music industry. Guest post by Jack Kelly of the Adva Mobile Blog ...

Why Playlists Matter More Than Ever

Why Playlists Matter More Than Ever

Although things like blogs and radio can still do a lot for bringing music to the attention of consumers, there has been a massive shift in the power of playlists, which are positioning themselves as the dominant source of music discovery. Guest post by Patrick McGuire of the TuneCore Blog In 2017, the playlist has become ...

Streaming Grew Profits For Warner Music Group In 2017

Streaming Grew Profits For Warner Music Group In 2017

Warner Music Group Corp. today announced its fourth-quarter, reporting growth in revenue, as well as, a net loss. “We’ve now had five consecutive years of global revenue growth in constant currency, and the last two were up double digits,” said Steve Cooper, WMG CEO. “Our momentum reflects the tremendous talent and appeal of our artists and ...