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24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hours

24,000 Tracks Uploaded To Music Streamers Every 24 Hours

20,000 to 24,000 tracks are uploaded to Spotify, Apple Music, Napster and other streaming music service every 24 hours. That's 1 million tracks every 6 weeks.  Let's that number sink in for a moment and imagine how hard it is to break through that much clutter. In March, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek shared that 20,000 tracks ...

Google Home Smart Speaker Sales Soar, Great News For YouTube Music

Google Home Smart Speaker Sales Soar, Great News For YouTube Music

Two analysis of the smart speaker market paint a somewhat different picture. But both point to two trends: smart speaker sales are soaring and Google Home smart speakers are gaining ground on Amazon. That's good news for all music streamers, particularly YouTube Music. A new Strategy Analytics survey concluded that Amazon shipped 4 million Echo speakers ...

Record Store Day 2018 Break Sales Records (pun intended)

Record Store Day 2018 Break Sales Records (pun intended)

Record Store Day 2018 broke many sales records and proved that U.S. vinyl sales are not tapering off any time soon. The 733,000 LPs sold during Record Store Day week 2018 set an all-time high, according to Nielsen Music. Independent record stores set other all-time Record Store Day week highs including Vinyl LPs sold, at 580,000; ...

How Much Does Streaming Earn U.S. Record Companies? [CHART Year To Year]

How Much Does Streaming Earn U.S. Record Companies? [CHART Year To Year]

Revenues from recorded music in the United States grew from $7.5 billion in 2016 to $8.7 billion in 2017.  In 2017, subscription and ad-supported accounted for 65% of U.S. recorded music revenues, up from less than 10% in 2011. 2017 was also the first time in years that physical sales eclipsed download revenues.    RIAA statistics ...

What Smart Speakers Mean For Music, The Music Industry [Stuart Dredge]

What Smart Speakers Mean For Music, The Music Industry [Stuart Dredge]

Stuart Dredge explores how the new hardware category of the smart speakers is transforming the music landscape and what the technology's rise could mean for the future of music and the music industry. Guest post by Stuart Dredge of Music Ally, originally appearing on Medium. Join Stuart and Music Ally at their Sandbox Summit NYC music-marketing conference in ...

Amazon Music Subscriptions Doubled In Last 6 Months

Amazon Music Subscriptions Doubled In Last 6 Months

Amazon Music has “tens of millions" of paying users and Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions having more than doubled in the last six months, according to Steve Boom, VP Of Music. Amazon Music is included in all Amazon Prime subscriptions, but Music Unlimited is an add-on service. As is generally Amazon policy, the executive did not share exact ...

Smart Speakers Will Drive Music Consumption, Industry Growth says New Report

Smart Speakers Will Drive Music Consumption, Industry Growth says New Report

A new report authored by Music Ally's Stuart Dredge for label trade BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association [ERA] looks at how voice-controlled smart speakers are transforming how fans engage with music. The new report,  “Everybody’s Talkin’ – Smart Speakers and their impact on music consumption” looks at how this new technology is driving the next wave of ...

NME and The Accelerating Decline Of Print Publications

NME and The Accelerating Decline Of Print Publications

Venerable music industry magazine NME announced the end of its print edition last week, following in the fated footsteps of many similar publications.  It's demise was inevitable, says analyst Zach Fuller of MiDIA, in large part because the print advertising apocalypse is gathering speed. Guest post by Zach Fuller of MiDIA To paraphrase a proverb on ...

Americans Listen To 200 Billion Minutes Of Audio Weekly

Americans Listen To 200 Billion Minutes Of Audio Weekly

A new set of data from Nielsen has revealed that the average US dweller is listening to a massive amount of audio on weekly basis, although not all of it seems to be coming from sources which you might expect. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Ever wonder how much we listen to audio ...