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Playlists Have Passed Album Listenership, Says New Study

Playlists Have Passed Album Listenership, Says New Study

It's no secret that how music is discovered and consumed is changing at a dizzying pace, thanks to streaming music. The latest proof is a survey that shows that listening to playlists have surpassed albums for the first time ever. Playlists have surpassed albums as a format for music listening in the U.S., according to a ...

Recorded Music Business Grew 8.1% In First Half Of 2016 Driven By Spotify, Apple Music

Recorded Music Business Grew 8.1% In First Half Of 2016 Driven By Spotify, Apple Music

After a decade of decline, the U.S. recorded music business is growing for the second year in a row, according to the RIAA. Driving the trend is the revenue source that the music business loves to hate- streaming, and in particular Spotify and Apple. Retail spending in U.S. recorded music business grew 8.1% to $3.4 billion ...

Vinyl Sales Projected To Grow Exponentially Through 2020

Vinyl Sales Projected To Grow Exponentially Through 2020

The global vinyl records market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 55.15% during the period 2016-2020, according to a new study by Research and Markets. According a new Research and Markets study, vinyl manufacturers are now focusing on technological advancements to maintain the strong growth, as well as adding capacity to ...

A Look At How Well Streaming Music Is Really Doing And The Major Label's "Streaming Reality Distortion Field" [Mark Mulligan]

A Look At How Well Streaming Music Is Really Doing And The Major Label's "Streaming Reality Distortion Field"  [Mark Mulligan]

All 3 major labels have reported impressive growth in streaming income. But that's only a fraction of the story, says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. "If the music service wins, the label wins, if the music service loses, the label still wins," he says. “This disconnect... is one of the festering wounds of the streaming ...

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 ...


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