Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2018

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August 10, 2018 – Smart Speaker Sales, Forecasts and Market Share: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and More

Canalys predicts that 56.3m smart speakers will ship globally in 2018, with the US accounting for 38.4m of them – that’s around 68%. It sees China as the second-biggest market with 4.4m shipments – a 7.8% share of the global total. Music is one of the main things people are using their smart speakers for. NPR and… Read More

August 8, 2018 – Music Scores A Gold Record on The Social Media Charts

9 out of 10 regular social media users partake in some music- or artist-related activity on the most popular social applications…Of all the types of celebrities artists are #1 when it comes to pull. We are twice as likely to be following bands as politicians, or Kendall and Kourtney. Click here to read more.

August 7, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Launches “Zillow for Royalties” App: Know Your Worth

Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association that operates the world’s largest online marketplace for music royalties, launched a new app in beta that gives rightsholders an instant catalog valuation and analysis report … free.  It’s called the Know Your Worth app. It analyzes songwriters’ public performance statements from their PRO, and automatically… Read More

August 7, 2018 – [SAVE THE DATE] NY:LON Connect 2019 Returns to London January 22 & 23

Music Ally and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are delighted to announce the third edition NY:LON Connect, our highly successful global business development conference. The event returns to London on the 22nd and 23rd of January and will once again be hosted by ReedSmith. NY:LON Connect is aimed at international music executives and provides… Read More

August 6, 2018 – Time Flies: U.S. Adults Now Spend Nearly Half A Day Interacting With Media

According to the first-quarter 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, nearly half an adults’ day is dedicated to consuming this content. In fact, American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching, reading or generally interacting with media. Behind this surge are the growing use of new platforms, as well as the younger, multicultural generations… Read More

August 2, 2018 – Now 18% of Americans Own a Smart Speaker

According to the most recent installment of a recurring study conducted by NPR and Edison, roughly 43 million Americans above the age of 18 — or 18 percent of the population — now own smart speakers. This is a 2 percent increase from the previous study in which only about 39 million Americans above the age of 18… Read More

August 2, 2018 – Music Biz Member BuzzAngle Music Partners With Penske Media

Last week, Penske Media Corporation announced its investment in BuzzAngle Music, an innovative music analytics service. BuzzAngle, a Music Business Association member since its inception in 2013 and a presenting sponsor of the Music Biz conference for several years, has transformed the method of analyzing music consumption and associated trends. The service combines daily sales,… Read More

August 1, 2018 – The Nielsen Total Audience Report: Q1 2018

In this re-imagined Nielsen Total Audience Report, we’re focused on telling the story of what’s currently happening across the media landscape for the U.S. consumer. The report examines overall media usage across linear (television and radio) and digital platforms, reviews consumer access to devices and services, digs deeper into TV-connected device use, explores usage differences… Read More

July 30, 2018 – 2018 Mid-Year Special Features; Top Tours, Tickets Sales, Business Analysis

There is perhaps no better indicator of a robust 2018 live market than Pollstar’s Mid-Year Top 50 Worldwide Tours chart. This year’s survey saw a 12% jump in total gross from last year’s $1.97 billion to a record-setting $2.21 billion – a $240 million increase. Click here to read more.

July 27, 2018 – Stats: One Third of Millennials Use Music to Choose Destination

According to the report, a third of U.S. Millennials say music is the main factor when choosing a destination, which is higher than the global average. Forty percent want to attend music festivals abroad, and one in four Americans would travel to a different country to watch their favorite artist perform. Click here to continue.