Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2018

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September 13, 2018 – 90% of Live Music Fans Say Brands Can Actually Enhance the Experience

While it may be harder than ever for brands to connect with consumers, live music events continue to be one of the best places to do so, according to a new global study from Live Nation. The study—which included a survey of 22,500 people ages 13 to 49 in 11 countries, 75 qualitative ethnographies and a biometric… Read More

September 13, 2018 – Should The Music Industry Be Worried About Teen Social Media Cord Cutting?

We all spend an enormous amount of time online these days and for many of us much of that comes by way of our smartphones. In fact, studies indicate that the younger the demographic, the more likely they’ll be tied to their phones. That’s generally been a good thing for the music industry since streaming… Read More

September 12, 2018 – Indian Music Culture Thriving in the Streaming Age, Shows Nielsen Report

With a population of over 1.2 billion, there’s a reason India has been called a “sleeping giant” in the global music landscape. Now, per Nielsen’s India Music 360 2018 report, which comprises 1,570 interviews among “online consumers” from 16-45 years old, we can see definitively how the country’s music consumption behaviors stack up. The picture it paints… Read More

September 12, 2018 – Paid Music Streaming Subscribers Surpass 50 Million in US, But There’s a Twist

An estimated 51 million people in the U.S. are now paying monthly subscriptions for music streaming services — nearly double the number of subscribers at the end of 2016. The new milestone underscores the sustained popularity of Spotify, Apple Music and other paid streaming services — which collectively generated 65 percent of recorded-music revenue in the U.S. in… Read More

September 11, 2018 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] Billboard Live Music Summit & Awards

Music Biz is proud to partner with the Billboard Live Music Summit (formerly known as the Touring Conference) to offer members a discount to the 2018 Live Music Summit & Awards. The event will take place Nov. 13-14, 2018 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The 15th annual event celebrating the best in live… Read More

September 11, 2018 – And The Winner Is… Radio Listeners Preferred Classic Hits During The Summer of 2018

Each summer, Americans favor a particular radio format, and the summer of 2018 is no exception. This year, the Classic Hits format saw the largest boost in audience during the warm weather months compared with the start of the year. The format achieved the same feat—winning the annual “format of the summer” race—in both 2014… Read More

September 10, 2018 – WHO KNEW Returns To The Big Apple!

For the second year in a row, Music Biz is proud to partner with WHO KNEW as the official after-party for our Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series, on Tuesday, Sept. 25th in New York City! This year’s event features an amazing lineup of highly accomplished music executives each delivering a 10-minute presentation on their… Read More

September 6, 2018 – [WEBINAR] Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2018

Now in its third year, “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape” provides a democratic measure of all audio consumption in the United States in a report prepared by Music Biz research partner AudienceNet. The report investigates audiences and tracks their behaviors across a range of topics, including music discovery and spending, paid uptake, usage and perceptions… Read More

September 5, 2018 – Descubrimiento Digital: The Online Lives of Latinx Consumers

This report examines the impact of digital technologies on the Latinx experience and cultural expression. It uncovers how, from music and television to social media and shopping, increased access to technology has fundamentally changed the U.S. Hispanic experience as well as these consumers’ lifestyles and behaviors and recommend how brands can lean in to engage… Read More

September 4, 2018 – State of the YouTube Music Economy 2.0: A Turning Point for All Parties

According to a new report from research firm MIDiA Research, YouTube is the main way that all consumers aged 16 to 44 discover new music. Music videos are the single most popular video category on YouTube, accounting for 32% of views. Trends show that consumers are flocking to YouTube in ever greater numbers and, crucially,… Read More