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Chuck Berry Music Sales Explode After His Death

Chuck Berry Music Sales Explode After His Death

Album sales and song sales on titles from Chuck Berry exploded after news of his death on Saturday, March 18th. The rock and roll pioneer was 90. Overall, Chuck Berry album sales increased 9,581% after his passing. His album sales average was 39 per day prior to his death and jumped to 2,054 the day of ...

How Music Marketing Is Changing In 2017

How Music Marketing Is Changing In 2017

Although not without its flaws, 2016 was the first time in a while that the music industry showed signs of real growth, thanks in large part to the rising popularity of streaming services, but the (hopefully) positive changes aren't about to stop. Here, we consider some key ways in which the music industry will likely develop ...

Recorded Music Revenues Up $1.1 Billion In 2016

Recorded Music Revenues Up $1.1 Billion In 2016

While A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess rightly pointed out that independent labels are undervalued in many studies, it is undeniable that 2016 was a year of strong growth for the entire music industry. Driven largely by streaming revenue, recorded music saw a $1.1 billion bump last past year. Guest post by Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry ...

YouTube Views Double In Single Year To 1 Billion Hours Every Day

YouTube Views Double In Single Year To 1 Billion Hours Every Day

YouTube has become the service that the music industry loves to hate. But with stats like those just released, YouTube is also a medium that music would miss dearly if it went- or was pushed- away. As of late last year, users are watching 1 billion hours of video on YouTube every single day.  To put ...

33% Of US Net Households Pay To Stream Music: Amazon Prime Music Surges 50% To #1, Spotify #2

33% Of US Net Households Pay To Stream Music: Amazon Prime Music Surges 50% To #1, Spotify #2

A new study reports that a third of all U.S. broadband users now subscribe to a paid steaming music service. with Amazon Prime Music surging 50% in a single year to cement the title of America's most popular paid music streamer. Most paid streaming music services experienced an increase in U.S. subscribers in 2016, with Amazon ...

For Continued Growth, Music Streaming Needs Product & Pricing Innovation [MARK MULLIGAN]

For Continued Growth, Music Streaming Needs Product & Pricing Innovation [MARK MULLIGAN]

Issues with pricing are nothing new in the streaming economy. Although $9.99 remains something of a standard, many company's are working to ease customers in with steeper discounts, with the result of devaluing the service, and the industry is in need of a more stable pricing strategy. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog ...

Projecting Trends: The On-Demand Economy In Music

Projecting Trends: The On-Demand Economy In Music

How has the rapid onset of an on-demand music economy affected the music industry? Here Bas Grasmayer digs into how several innovative new startups in the music industry are working to capitalize on this latest trend in consumer behavior Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog One of the most important trends in employment and services ...

Bandcamp Reports Strong Growth, Adding 2000 Indie Labels, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Artists In 2016

Bandcamp Reports Strong Growth, Adding 2000 Indie Labels, Hundreds Of Thousands Of Artists In 2016

The recorded music business had a decent year in 2016, but indie powerhouse Bandcamp had an ever better one. And they did it the old fashioned way—selling music and merchandise—rather than by collecting checks from Spotify and Apple Music. Bandcamp's business grew across all categories in 2016. They also reported their 17th straight profitable quarter, while also increasing ...

Pandora Tops YouTube, Spotify In 2016 Music Listening, As Streaming Beats Radio For First Time

Pandora Tops YouTube, Spotify In 2016 Music Listening, As Streaming Beats Radio For First Time

Pandora, YouTube and Spotify combined to capture 72% of all streaming music listening in 2016. And for the first time ever, enjoying music via streaming was more popular than listening to music on the radio, according to a new MusicWatch survey. Pandora continued to be the most listened to music streamer in the U.S. in 2016 ...


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