Report: 62% of Festivalgoers Want Music Festivals to Cut Down on Waste Reduction, Yet Most Abandon Their Tents at Events

Ticketmaster UK has unveiled its State of Play report. In its latest annual study, the live promoter focused on music festivals across the UK. Drawing on 10 years of ticket data and surveying over 4,000 festivalgoers, Ticketmaster found 62% remain conc… Continue Reading

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Awards Show Death Watch: 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Ratings Plummet 46%, Its Lowest Level in Four Years

Earlier this year, despite record “social media conversations,” the Grammy Awards saw its ratings plummet once again. In a record rating low for adults 18-49, the 2019 airing plummeted 24% over last year.  The forcibly ‘gender-equal’ awards ceremony on… Continue Reading

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Goldman Sachs Says Global Music Revenues Will Reach $131 Billion by 2030

According to a new report from Goldman Sachs, nearly 1.2 billion people will be paying for music streaming in just 11 years. The latest report from the investment bank – dubbed ‘Music In The Air’ – comes nearly two years after Goldman Sachs predicted g… Continue Reading

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Musicwatch Says Music Piracy and Stream-Ripping Are on the Rise, Contradicting Muso’s Findings

According to a new study, music piracy rose 13% in the United States last year. That’s according to MusicWatch, a marketing research company. In a blog post slamming stream-ripping as a “scourge,” MusicWatch tracked 17 million users downloading their m… Continue Reading

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The Most Streamed Artist of All Time — Who Really Dominates the Streaming Charts?

Tracking down the most streamed artist of all time is like finding a needle in a haystack. Between the dozens of different streaming services and lack of transparent reporting, it’s hard to nail these numbers down. So let’s set some guidelines here. We… Continue Reading

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It’s Not Just PledgeMusic — The Entire Crowdfunding Sector Is In Trouble

The global crowdfunding market is set to decline by 17% over the next three years, according to the recent projections. An in-depth market analysis now asserts that the crowdfunding model is in serious decline.  But maybe that was obvious. Evidence of … Continue Reading

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DJ Earnings Plunge to a Five-Year Low as EDM Revenues Continue to Slide

A new report from the International Music Summit’s annual economic study reveals that EDM music and DJ pay is trending downward. Las Vegas night clubs and parties have long fueled the growth of EDM in the United States, but that trend appears to be slo… Continue Reading

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Record Labels’ A&R and Marketing Investment Reaches $5.8 Billion in 2017

In a new report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), record labels reached a new investment milestone in A&R and marketing around the world. In 2017, labels invested $5.8 billion.  Breaking that number down, A&… Continue Reading

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Canada Has a Solution for Growing Local Talent: Make Streaming Services Pay for It

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has unveiled its report on the Copyright Act, and the local music industry is rejoicing. The all-party committee of MPs (Member of Parliament) has recommended that the Canadian government set harsher rules fo… Continue Reading

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The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, through Wednesday, May 8th. Welcome to our weekly report on the world of live music, based on exclusive data from SeatGeek, a ticketing platform that enables fans to buy and … Continue Reading

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