Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2019

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January 18, 2019 – The Future of Voice Assistants like Alexa and Siri Isn’t Just in Homes — It’s in Cars

As smart speakers take off in the home, it’s important to note that cars are an even bigger market for voice assistants. Some 77 million US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least monthly, compared with 45.7 million using them on smart speakers, according to a new survey from voice tech publication Voicebot.ai. Smartphones, with… Read More

January 18, 2019 – How Streaming Powered Christmas Music’s Record-Breaking 2018 Season

The 2018 holiday season is over, and the dust has finally settled on the huge impact of Christmas music on the charts. Christmas songs occupied 23 slots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the first week of January, only to fall off simultaneously and catapult a host of newcomers onto the charts. Mariah Carey’s “All… Read More

January 17, 2019 – 5G Is Coming: So What Does This Mean for Music?

5G was the hot topic at CES 2019, with numerous companies sharing their ambitious plans. 5G has the potential to make loading websites, streaming music, and downloading up to 10 times faster than 4G. The United States isn’t expected to see the first 5G-compatible networks until 2020, but that hasn’t stopped telcos from openly bragging.… Read More

January 15, 2019 – Kane Brown to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present platinum-selling, progressive Country artist Kane Brown with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant… Read More

January 15, 2019 – Latin Music Is Now More Popular Than Country & EDM In America

2018 represented another year of the Latin-music scene growing in significant and mainstream ways, and a new year-end report puts into perspective just how competitive it  is among other top music genres. When it comes to album consumption, Latin took a 9.4% share of 2018 market as the fifth-biggest genre examined. Hip-hop led the way (with 21.7%… Read More

January 15, 2019 – NY:LON Startup Showcase & Awards Honors Most Impactful New Company

In addition to the star-studded slate of keynotes and panel presentations that will set the course for the industry in the new year, NY:LON Connect will feature the debut of the Startup Showcase & Awards! The ceremony will highlight the best music-related startups and hold an audience vote to determine which company will have the… Read More

January 14, 2019 – In 2018 the Ticketing Industry Finally Killed the ‘Sold-Out’ Show

Among the many myths that were laid low in 2018, perhaps none was as welcome to throngs of live-event fans as the fantasy of the sold-out show. Indeed, as the ticket market has moved to adopt new technology, the newfound transparency has had one prime victim: The Sellout. Rather than a lack of demand, unsold… Read More

January 14, 2019 – New Report Illustrates How Modern Record Labels Remade Themselves in the Streaming Era

In their new report, “Same Heart. New Beat. How Record Labels Amplify Talent in the Modern Music Marketplace,” Musonomics examines how modern record labels have remade themselves to thrive in the era of streaming music. Based on almost 50 interviews with top-level executives at both major and independent record labels and commissioned by the Recording Industry… Read More

January 11, 2019 – [WEBINAR] – The Hot 100 Top 10 Deconstructed

Compositional analytics can be a powerful tool when it comes to making songwriting and business decisions. It can help you spot evolving and waning trends, select a single, determine the best time to release a song, and so much more. Join us Thursday, February 7 from 2-3 pm ET for this webinar where Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founders… Read More

January 11, 2019 – Vinyl and Cassette Sales Saw Double Digit Growth Last Year

Albums sold on vinyl and cassette both saw double digit sales growth in the US last year, according to a new report produced by BuzzAngle. Vinyl sales grew by just shy of 12 percent from 8.6 to 9.7 million sales, while cassette sales grew by almost 19 percent from 99,400 to 118,200 copies sold in… Read More