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35% of British Music Fans Would Pay More Music Streaming if Artists Royalties Were Higher

Photo Credit: Wesley Tingey A new British survey finds music fans want artists to receive higher royalties – some will even pay more. A study conducted by YouGov for the #BrokenRecord campaign is calling for changes to music streaming. Over 2,000 British adults were asked about their thoughts on music streaming pricing. Of those adults […]

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Music Still Ranks Behind Video Among Quarantiners — But What Happens to Subscriptions?

Photo Credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters Music streaming during quarantine is on the decline, but what about subscriptions? A new report entitled, “COVID-19: Tracking the Impact on the Entertainment Landscape” conducted by Nielsen Music provides some clues. 60% of the U.S. population is engaging more with entertainment media than before lockdown. 24% of people responding to the […]

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Music Streaming Is Actually Declining – According to Preliminary Data

Photo Credit: Unsplash As the world copes with the COVID-19 outbreak through self-isolation, music streaming is down. A data analytics firm is reporting that music streaming in the United States is down. The week of March 13 – 19, when most states began self-quarantine calls, music streaming dropped 7.6%. Programmed streams dropped 9%, while on-demand […]

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Is the Music Industry Working With Incomplete Data? WARM Says the Radio Picture Is Glaringly Absent

photo: Atik Sulianami Back in 2015, WARM founder & CEO Jesper Skibsby managed Few Wolves, a two-piece Danish act. Under Skibsby’s direction, Few Wolves signed a contract with a major record label and released two singles: “Smile” and “Never Know,” both of which, admittedly, didn’t live up to commercial expectations. In the wake of this […]

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Media Streaming Poised to Spike 60 Percent Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

(photo: Sara Kurfeß) With a significant portion of the United States and the world remaining indoors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, media streaming—including television, movies, music, and more—is expected to increase by approximately 60 percent, according to a recent study. Nielsen conducted the corresponding survey, which emphasized that a streaming uptick of 60 percent […]

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2019’s US-Based Streaming Music Market Was Larger Than the Entire Recorded Music Market in 2017

RIAA breakdown of 2019 streaming revenues, part of its broader recorded music market report. According to a detailed report shared this (Tuesday) afternoon by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), 2019 brought a substantial uptick in US-based music industry revenue. Streaming catapulted the double-digit gains; the format is now larger than the entire US-based […]