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Paid Music Streaming: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going? [Mark Mulligan]

Paid Music Streaming: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going? [Mark Mulligan]

There is no question that streaming is driving a new era in the music industry. But where is streaming now and where does it fits in the longer term evolution of the music market?  MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks for answers. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA  Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record ...

Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, But Why?

Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, But Why?

The income boost that many artists and labels get from vinyl record sales is in danger of shrinking. This year vinyl sales grew just 2% compared to 12% in 2016, according to new data from Nielsen Music.  Why are vinyl record sales flat?  Have we just reached a saturation point or are there other factors that ...

How YouTube And Latin America Are Taking Over The Music World [Mark Mulligan]

How YouTube And Latin America Are Taking Over The Music World [Mark Mulligan]

Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA looks at how two trends- a growing Latin American music market and the explosive growth of streaming- are coming together to create a seismic shift in music. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Unless you have been on Mars for the last couple of days you will have seen the ...

Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Music Subscription Service [Mark Mulligan]

Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Music Subscription Service [Mark Mulligan]

Although it has often been overshadowed in the competitive world of music streaming, Amazon seems to be stepping into the light, with recent data showing Amazon music to be the second most widely used streaming app, and is the third largest subscription service globally. Guest post by Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog At MIDiA ...

Millennials: Are They Ruining Email? (And What To Do About It)

Millennials: Are They Ruining Email? (And What To Do About It)

Although millennials are blamed for a number of other market woes, are they also responsible for bringing about the downfall of email? Here we break down millennial's relationship with social technology and how they can be effectively marketed to as a demographic. Guest post by Team Fanbridge on the Fanbridge Blog Oh, millennials. Those Snapchatting, avocado ...

Two Major Mid-Year Reports Show A Growing Music Industry

Two Major Mid-Year Reports Show A Growing Music Industry

Two new studies by leading music industry data and analytics firms BuzzAngle and Nielsen offer a deep dive into music consumption in the first half of 2017. Statistics from both show a growing music industry driven by impressive gains in streaming.Two new reports chronicle a growing recording industry. Weekly on-demand audio streaming surpassed seven billion in ...

5 Streaming Trends To Keep An Eye On This Summer

5 Streaming Trends To Keep An Eye On This Summer

As the development of the streaming music industry continues to bring out more questions surrounding issues of ownership and income, we're looking at five important numbers to watch, and what they might imply for the industry as a whole. Guest post by Melina Druga on MidemBlog In this series of posts from Reportlinker, we review the latest music+tech ...

In A Seismic Shift, More Of Gen Z Get Their Music From Spotify Than YouTube [MARK MULLIGAN]

In A Seismic Shift, More Of Gen Z Get Their Music From Spotify Than YouTube [MARK MULLIGAN]

The common wisdom for the last few years is that teens use YouTube as their primary conduit for music discovery and consumption. But Mark Mulligan and the MIDIA research team took a deep dive into new data and found a seismic shift underway. By Mark Mulligan of entertainment industry analysts MIDIA It is still common to hear ...

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 ...


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