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Meta Trends That Will Shape Music Industry In 2019

Meta Trends That Will Shape Music Industry In 2019

As the music industry closes the door on 2018, some of the promised technologies of the year, like blockchain and AI, hit the world of music with more of a fizzle than a bang, but 2018 did deliver some indicators for what meta trends will likely have the most impact as we move forward into 2019. ...

STOCK WATCH: Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap

STOCK WATCH: Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap

With more music and music related stock traded on the public markets, Hypebot is stepping up its coverage of the markets, quarterly reports and earnings calls. Here, with a help from CelebrityAccess, are updates on Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap. Snapchat parent company Snap saw its stock drop in pre-market trading Wednesday, after divulging that regulators at ...

Facebook Outage Reveals People Still Read News Other Ways, Would YouTube Outage Reveal Something Similar About Music?

Facebook Outage Reveals People Still Read News Other Ways, Would YouTube Outage Reveal Something Similar About Music?

While YouTube has certainly moved in on the music industry in a major way, carving out a huge swathe of listens and views, a recent news outage at Facebook has suggested consumers may not be as dedicated to these major sites as was at first thought, and that, were YouTube to disappear, consumers would have no ...

90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It

90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It

A new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming.  Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Spotify's home country of Sweden, are ...

CD Manufacturers Can't Keep Up With Demand

CD Manufacturers Can't Keep Up With Demand

In recent weeks, four hit titles from UMG have sold out and put on backorder or never made it to stores for their release dates. Causes of the shortage include unexpected demand, reduced manufacturing capacity and a shift of factories to Mexico. CD orders that once took 10 days to two weeks can now take a month, ...

Study Reveals How Smart Speakers Impact Music Consumption

Study Reveals How Smart Speakers Impact Music Consumption

A new study from AudienceNet has revealed that, surprise surprise, those over the age of 16 with smart speakers in their homes are listening to more music, for longer periods of time. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 To the surprise of no one, a new study finds that the smart speaker trend is ...

Consumers Worldwide Still Listen To A Lot Of Music Says IFPI Study

Consumers Worldwide Still Listen To A Lot Of Music Says IFPI Study

A new report from the IFPI has confirmed suspicions that, yes, a lot a of people are listening to a lot of music, a lot of the time. While this may not be much of a surprise, the annual report does provide some interesting additional data on when and where listeners across the globe are consuming ...

Bittorrent Traffic Suddenly Rising In Traffic Share Thanks To Streaming Fragmentation

Bittorrent Traffic Suddenly Rising In Traffic Share Thanks To Streaming Fragmentation

For a long time it looked as though the popularity of legal streaming services would be able to curb online piracy, but as streaming offerings continue to diversify, and more of the services continue to release their own original programming, the a la carte option of Bittorrent has seen a resurgence. Guest post by Timothy Geigner ...

On-Demand Streaming To Have 19.8% Compound Annual Growth Through 2026 [PMR Analysis]

On-Demand Streaming To Have 19.8% Compound Annual Growth Through 2026 [PMR Analysis]

On-demand streaming will have 19.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2026, according to an new analysis by PMR.  YouTube and its massive audience remains the wild card. Will more YouTube users pay for music- including via its own recently launched subscription service- or are it and Spotify's free service enough? “The North America music streaming ...

Eventbrite Stock Up 60% In Market Debut

Eventbrite Stock Up 60% In Market Debut

Concert and event ticketing platform Eventbrite stick soared as much as 70% during its Thursday IPO.  Eventbrite shares had been priced $23 but at opened at $36 and climbed as high as $39.30 before ending the day up 59% at $36.50 per share. The self-service Eventbrite platform is popular with smaller venues and promoters, and its ...