More Signs of a Streaming Music Slowdown — This Time from the Netherlands

There isn’t much room for streaming music growth in The Netherlands, according to the latest statistics.  But this isn’t just a Dutch dilemma. For months, we’ve been pointing to a streaming music plateau in wealthier, developed nations of Europe as wel… Continue Reading

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Taylor Swift’s Lover Becomes the Fast-Selling Album of 2019 — After Just 48 Hours

Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album Lover has become the fastest-selling album of 2019 so far. The 18-song collection was released on Friday, August 23rd. In the two days since it has been on sale, the album has already broken several sales records. Th… Continue Reading

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99% of Americans Don’t Care About the Headphone Jack, Survey Finds

A survey of over 3,000 smartphone owners found most Americans don’t care about the headphone jack. Ting — a mobile virtual network operator (MNVO) — conducted the survey.  Only 1% of those who responded said the headphone jack is a top-three feature fo… Continue Reading

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UK-Based Music Streaming Expanded 25.8% During the First Half of 2019

Recent years have brought with them considerable increases in the number of individuals who use music-streaming services, and according to a report on the entertainment habits of UK residents, the rise of digital media is just beginning. The report cou… Continue Reading

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52% of the Woodstock Generation Suffers from Hearing Loss, Study Finds

More than half of the Woodstock generation suffers from some form of hearing loss, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, involved over 1,000 U.S. adults aged between 65 and 80 — aka “The Woodstock Generation”.  Predictabl… Continue Reading

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As Piracy Significantly Declines, Italy’s Music Industry Association Reveals the True Problem — Spotify and YouTube

According to an Italian rights organization, Spotify and YouTube – not piracy – remain the music industry’s worst problem. In 2014, the United States Trade Representative removed Italy from the Watch List in its Special 301 report.  The Watch List trac… Continue Reading

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US-Based Streaming Music Revenues Slated to Reach $8.4 Billion This Year

  U.S. music streaming revenues are slated to jump another 33% in 2019 at least according to this report. Despite signs of a streaming slowdown, total revenues are still increasing dramatically.  According to the Consumer Technology Association’s U.S. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s Music Exports Hit AUS $195 Million — With 10% of Artists Making 97% of the Income

A new report titled ‘Born Global: Australian Music Exports’ says Australian music exports are worth around $195 million ($137 million USD).  But the winners’ circle is small. The report examines the cultural and economic value of Australian music expor… Continue Reading

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69% of American Smart Speaker Owners Use Their Device Daily — And Music Remains the Top Request

NPR and Edison Research have released the Smart Audio Report for 2019, revealing how these devices are used in America. Despite serious security and privacy risks, many Americans regard these devices as useful and part of their everyday routine.  But s… Continue Reading

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