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6 Music Business Trends You Need To Pay Attention To

6 Music Business Trends You Need To Pay Attention To

Music manager Jake Udell shares six insights gleaned from a recent dinner hosted by the music/tech investment group Raised in Space and attended by several music industry heavy-hitters, as well as exploring what they can tell us about the future of the music business. Guest post by music manager Jake Udell of Art of Manager I ...

U.S. Music Streaming Revenue Tops $8 Billion, Up 33%

U.S. Music Streaming Revenue Tops $8 Billion, Up 33%

On-demand music services including Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify will top $8 billion in revenue in the U.S. this year, up 33% as increased adoption of products like wireless earbuds and smart speakers help drive more music subscriptions, according to a new Consumer Technology Association survey. The growing popularity of music and video streaming services, artificial ...

Revenue For Unsigned Artists Grew 35% Last Year

Revenue For Unsigned Artists Grew 35% Last Year

\A new study from MIDiA Research and indie distributor Amuse shows that independent artists are the fastest-growing segment of the global recorded music business, the beginning of what may be the biggest paradigm shift within the music business in decades. The survey of 250 musicians globally offers a snapshot of how artists without labels make money, ...

US Streaming Growth Is Slowing, But That's Not A Bad Thing

US Streaming Growth Is Slowing, But That's Not A Bad Thing

Streaming growth is slowing down in the US according to the Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report.  But don't hit the panic button, writes Bobby Owsinski, There's still plenty of room for growth worldwide. By Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The latest Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report shows that streaming has actually dropped by 5% in the U.S., which is causing some unneeded ...

Albums Still Have Some Value According To Nielsen Music Mid-Year Stats [Bobby Owsinski]

Albums Still Have Some Value According To Nielsen Music Mid-Year Stats [Bobby Owsinski]

Even a casual industry observers know that album sales haven't been what they used to be, although some new numbers out from a Nielsen Report reveal that, even in the height of the streaming age, there is still some value in album sales, particularly if you belong to the music industry 1%. Guest post by Bobby ...

When, How Music Matters To Gen Z [Infographic]

When, How Music Matters To Gen Z [Infographic]

In this piece, Chris Robley looks at an interesting new study from Spotify investigating the listening habits of those under 25, which reveals some curious new stats on how Generation Z is consuming music. Hint: They're into the sad stuff. By Chris Robley from CD Baby's DIY Musician blog The listening habits of people under 25. ...

Is Classical Music Streaming's Next Big Genre? [Mark Mulligan]

Is Classical Music Streaming's Next Big Genre? [Mark Mulligan]

Streaming is introducing a larger and more diverse audience to classical music. “These new audiences bring with them new expectations about what classical music listening should be like and they present a major new opportunity for the classical market," writes Marl Mulligan. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog. Classical music has long ...

5 Trends That Make Gen Z The Streaming Generation

5 Trends That Make Gen Z The Streaming Generation

The Culture Next Trends report commissioned by Spotify and research agency Culture Co-Op looks into the empowered, multinational, cross-cultural, socially aware, and informed group of 15- to 24-year-olds dubbed Generation Z. “We’re bold, fearless, careless, creative, and intriguing,” says Addy, a study participant from North Carolina. Powering this sentiment is technology, which “brings different cultures from ...

8 Surprising Statistics Shaping The Music Industry

8 Surprising Statistics Shaping The Music Industry

Brant David McLaughlin of Music Industry Insights breaks down eight music industry statistics, revealing some unexpected areas of growth, as well as.  some indicators as to where the industry as a whole might be headed moving forward. Guest post by Brant David McLaughlin from the MidemBlog Across this last month of blossoming Spring, exciting times in ...

Millennials Prefer Yesterday's Hits Over Current Ones

Millennials Prefer Yesterday's Hits Over Current Ones

While a lot of people complain about contemporary music as adults (preferring the music they grew up with) this theory of the case doesn't seem to apply to millennials, according to a new study, which reveals the demographic to overwhelmingly recognize music from the 1960s through to 2000, with a precipitous dip in recognizing anything released ...