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Money Is Streaming Into The Music Industry: A Breakdown Of Where It's Coming From [CHART]

Money Is Streaming Into The Music Industry: A Breakdown Of Where It's Coming From [CHART]

It's no secret that streaming is driving a comeback for a recorded music industry that saw sales fall from $40 billion in 1999 to just $14.5 billion in 2014.  Revenues from paid subscriptions, ad supported streaming and digital radio are still a fraction of the industry's peak, but they are certainly moving in the right direction.  ...

RIAA Releases State Of Music Business Mid-2017: Streaming Subscriptions Drive Revenue Growth

RIAA Releases State Of Music Business Mid-2017: Streaming Subscriptions Drive Revenue Growth

Amazingly enough, 2017 is halfway gone already which means it's time to take stock of the music industry as a whole, looking at where revenue has increased and how companies have been able to adapt to a rise in the popularity of streaming. Guest post by Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO of the RIAA on Medium Today ...

All Streaming Music Services Gain After A Q1 Lull, But Rankings Remain Unchanged

All Streaming Music Services Gain After A Q1 Lull, But Rankings Remain Unchanged

YouTube is still the world's most popular streaming music service, according to tracking from the analysts at MIDiA. But Spotify is growing at such a clip that it might be able to close the gap. In fact, in the UK, Spotify surpassed YouTube for music among Gen Z's 16-19 year olds. Analysis From Mark Mulligan of ...

Goldman Sachs Predicting $28 Billion Streaming Music Market - Should Anyone Care?

Goldman Sachs Predicting $28 Billion Streaming Music Market - Should Anyone Care?

In its most recent 'Music In The Air' report, Goldman Sachs is speculating that the music streaming industry will be pulling in $28 billion by 2030, and while this certainly seems like good news for the music business, the prediction comes with certain caveats, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Guest post by ...

3 New Statistics About Millennials’ Live Music Tastes

3 New Statistics About Millennials’ Live Music Tastes

A new slew of research is out on millennials' live music preferences, showing that they both are attending festivals more often and for a broader variety of reasons, including the need to engage with a community and support artists they feel are affecting positive social change. Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Millennial attendance of ...

Elvis Presley and The Tale Of Two Very Different Music Industries

Elvis Presley and The Tale Of Two Very Different Music Industries

Elvis is King!  Or is he?  As we commemorate 40 years since his death, how are Elvis and his fellow legacy artists fairing in the new music industry landscape as compared to their younger counterparts?  Is YouTube for everyone, for example? And Spotify promises long tail revenue, but does that include Elvis and his peers?  Guest post ...

How Music And The Smart Speaker Will Help Each Other Succeed

How Music And The Smart Speaker Will Help Each Other Succeed

The recent rash of voice-activated internet-enabled speakers (looking at you Echo) have quickly risen to become Pandora's most rapidly growing consumer electronics product. Here we look at how this trend will benefit both smart speakers and the music industry as a whole. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora from Medium In fewer ...

Paid Music Streaming: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going? [Mark Mulligan]

Paid Music Streaming: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going? [Mark Mulligan]

There is no question that streaming is driving a new era in the music industry. But where is streaming now and where does it fits in the longer term evolution of the music market?  MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks for answers. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA  Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record ...

Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, But Why?

Vinyl Sales Are Flattening, But Why?

The income boost that many artists and labels get from vinyl record sales is in danger of shrinking. This year vinyl sales grew just 2% compared to 12% in 2016, according to new data from Nielsen Music.  Why are vinyl record sales flat?  Have we just reached a saturation point or are there other factors that ...


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