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Soundcloud Logs 175 Million Monthly Listeners To Massive 135 Million Track Catalog

Soundcloud Logs 175 Million Monthly Listeners To Massive 135 Million Track Catalog

New Soundcloud stats show just how big its footprint is, both in terms of listenership and the size of its music catalog. Most of their listeners are free, however; and monetizing them, along with making such a massive catalog user friendly, present a challenge. SoundCloud announced today that it has more than 135 million tracks and one ...

Playlists Dominate Listening For Most Music Streamers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Playlists Dominate Listening For Most Music Streamers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Streaming music users love playlists and use them to drive their music consumption, according to a new survey and infographic just released by the analysts at Music Watch.  90% of music streamers have listened to or created a playlist, according to a new study by Music Watch. Paid subscribers were the most active, with 80% listening ...

UK Vinyl Buyers Different From Those In The US

UK Vinyl Buyers Different From Those In The US

Although vinyl's new popularity boom spans overseas to the UK, the demographic of vinyl consumers there is significantly different, with UK listeners averaging much older than those in the US, although there listening habits are fairly similar. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Although vinyl doesn’t contribute all that much to the bottom line of the ...

Streaming Music Business Bigger Than Previously Thought

Streaming Music Business Bigger Than Previously Thought

While many industry analysts have already acknowledged that streaming accounts for a huge percentage of overall music consumption, some of the most popular tracks actually received an even greater number of spins once Pandora was factored into the equation. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora Key takeaways: Including Pandora spins to the mid-year point’s top ...

Old Music Is Outselling New Music For The First Time Ever

Old Music Is Outselling New Music For The First Time Ever

Even Adele can't save the legacy music industry... Old music is outselling new music for the first time ever, according to Nielsen.  Some of its has to do with millennials preferring to consume music via streaming or not to pay for it at all.  But how bright is the future of any industry that generates more ...

Projecting Trends: Augmented Reality, Advertising, and Music

Projecting Trends: Augmented Reality, Advertising, and Music

As part of a 'Projecting Trends' series, this article examines the impact of Pokémon Go and Snapchat as they move toward making augmented reality increasingly mainstream, and the broader effect this will have on the music industry as a result. Guest Post by Bas Grasmayer on Synchblog Our new fortnightly 'Projecting Trends' series, created by digital strategist Bas Grasmayer, examines the latest news in ...

Streaming Gives Albums Wings: Why Album Sales Aren’t What They Used To Be

Streaming Gives Albums Wings: Why Album Sales Aren’t What They Used To Be

Although Drake's latest album remained atop the Billboard album charts for a solid nine weeks, this prominence was not the result of sales but rather streaming, demonstrating the power of streaming in the modern music economy. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora Key takeaways: Streaming played a key role in keeping Drake’s ...

Self-Imposed Music Scarcity In The Digital Era

Self-Imposed Music Scarcity In The Digital Era

Although streaming is the dominant form of music consumption, and seems to be here to stay, many listeners are turning to vinyl-only, or cassette-only record labels to obtain their music. By Glenn Peoples of Pandora  Pitchfork has an interesting article today on vinyl-only record labels. They reside in music’s underground but for some people they’re a necessary ...

Vinyl Sales Up Another 17%, Used Sales Surpass New

Vinyl Sales Up Another 17%, Used Sales Surpass New

The growth in of vinyl music sales makes for great headlines. But the vinyl market is really a dual market, according industry analysts MusicWatch- new vinyl sales and used resales. The later, which is the larger market of the two, goes largely ignored by the music industry.  The headlines from Buzz Angle’s mid-year music report focused ...

Broadcast Radio Losing Influence As Teens Flock To Streaming And YouTube, Says New "Music And Millennials" Study

Broadcast Radio Losing Influence As Teens Flock To Streaming And YouTube, Says New "Music And Millennials" Study

On demand streaming is now the format of choice for 15-19 year olds, according to a new study by the Music Business Association and LOOP, and most of those listeners are coming from broadcast radio. 15-to-19 year olds have embraced on-demand streaming as their format of choice, accounting for 51% of their total listening time on a ...


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