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Wearables are coming to a store near you. According to April 2015 research by PowerReviews, 30% of US smartphone owners owned or planned to purchase a wearable device in the next 12 months. Among this group, 82% wanted such devices to enhance their in-store experience, and nearly half wanted to leverage wearables to save time when shopping. MORE >>
US digital ad spending by both the media and entertainment industries will see growth through eMarketer’s forecast period ending in 2019. Both industries will see double-digit year-over-year growth in digital ad spending, as well as share of total digital ad spending, in 2015, according to a new eMarketer report, “The US Media and Entertainment Industries 2015: Digital Ad Spending Forecast and Trends,” part of our new report series, “Digital Ad Spending Benchmarks by Industry.” MORE >>
"Rap-Rock group Twenty One Pilots scored their first #1 album this week, moving 146,000 album equivalent units (including 134,000 in traditional album sales) of Blurryface. It’s their biggest week by far, as their previous record, Vessel, topped out at 11,000 copies in a single week." Read more from Music Biz President James Donio here! MORE >>
Indiehitmaker helps any artist win more fans, sell more merch and #makeitcount on the charts by utilizing its Fan Engagement Process, Artist Development Services and the first POS app that automates Soundscan reporting for both iOS and Android users. Read more about this new member here! MORE >>