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January 17, 2017 – BuzzAngle Music 2016 Canada Report

Music Biz member BuzzAngle Music is proud to release our first-ever yearly report, on 2016 Canada music consumption. 2016 was another successful year in music, with overall consumption rising 8.5% over 2015, marking the second year in a row with solid growth.The continued explosion of audio stream consumption, which increased 218.7% to 22.3B streams, fueled… Read More

January 17, 2017 – [UPDATED] BuzzAngle Music 2016 U.S. Report

Music Biz member BuzzAngle Music is proud to release its first-ever yearly report, on 2016 U.S. music consumption. 2016 was another successful year in music, with overall consumption rising 4.2% over 2015, marking the second year in a row with solid growth. The continued explosion of audio stream consumption, which increased 82.6% to 250B streams,… Read More

January 13, 2017 – Sam Hunt, FGL Loom Large in Country Music’s Embrace of Streaming in 2016

When executives look back on shifts in country music in future years, they might well point to 2016 as the moment when the transition was most evident. Country streaming grew by 57 percent while country track downloads shrunk 23 percent, according to Nielsen Music, indicating that the genre’s customers are increasingly comfortable with the music… Read More

January 12, 2017 – In Just 7 Years, Vinyl Records Have Gone from ‘Fad’ to ‘Billion Dollar Industry’

Looks like those beard-growing, wine-sipping hipsters were on to something. That is, a billion dollars worth of something. According to a game-smashing prediction released this morning, sales of vinyl records are set to become a billion dollar industry. That is, in 2017 after just seven years. Specifically, sales of records themselves will reach the $800-900… Read More

January 11, 2017 – Nielsen 2016 U.S. Music Year-End Report

The year had barely begun when we were already saying goodbye to musical heroes gone far too soon. David Bowie, Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Maurice White, Prince, Juan Gabriel, George Michael, Sharon Jones… the list goes on. And yet, while it’s sad that 2016 became a meme of its own, there is so… Read More

January 10, 2017 – Nielsen 2016 Report: Streaming Smashes From Adele, Drake & More Offset Sinking Music Sales

As streaming rapidly becomes music’s leading format, the business is growing with it. In 2016, the industry tallied 561 million album-consumption units, according to Nielsen Music, a 3 percent increase over 2015’s 543.8 million units — the first time during the millennium that the industry has posted gains in two consecutive years. For more stats from Nielsen, click… Read More

January 9, 2017 – Music Subscriptions Passed 100 Million In December. Has The World Changed?

In streaming’s earlier years, when doubts prevailed across the artist, songwriter and label communities, one of the arguments put forward by enthusiasts was that when streaming reached scale everything would make sense. When asked what ‘scale’ meant, the common reply was ‘100 million subscribers’. In December, the streaming market finally hit and passed that milestone,… Read More

January 9, 2017 – Music Watch’s Russ Crupnick Shares Jazz Connect ‘Music Industry Reboot: A Fresh Look at the Way Music is Bought, Sold and Consumed’ Data Presentation

On January 5, Music Biz President James Donio led a panel at the Jazz Connect conference in New York City, “Music Industry Reboot: A Fresh Look at the Way Music is Bought, Sold and Consumed.” Joining Jim were Russ Crupnick of Music Watch, Jim Lidestri of Border City Media, Larry Miller of NYU Steinhardt and… Read More

January 9, 2017 – Rising Country Singer/Songwriter Maren Morris to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017

January 9, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a prestigious Breakthrough Artist Award to rising Country star Maren Morris at the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Morris released her debut album for Columbia Nashville, HERO, on June 3, 2016, becoming the… Read More

January 6, 2017 – Record Store Day Set for Saturday, April 22; Music Biz Proud To Sponsor

The Music Business Association has been a proud sponsor of Record Store Day since its inception in 2008. We could not be more excited to celebrate this important milestone for the music industry holiday. Read more about Record Store Day 2017 in the press release below: RECORD STORE DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017  … Read More