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October 28, 2020 – Three Key Trends Shaping the Media Landscape This Year

As the coronavirus spread in H1 2020, we might have expected radical changes in the media behavior of consumers around the world. But for the most part, they didn’t happen. That’s just one insight to emerge from eMarketer’s newly released Global Media Intelligence Report for 2020, a detailed look at internet users’ engagement with digital… Read More

October 28, 2020 – WEBINAR — Actionable Insights: Turn Music Data into Effective Marketing

Songstats is a comprehensive music data analytics app for artists, labels and industry professionals, that provides actionable insights across the most important streaming services and download stores. Solutions like this are key in tracking new industry metrics for success — such as playlist adds, chart positions and social milestones — based on the latest forms… Read More

October 27, 2020 – Fandom 2.0: Reinventing And Re-Energizing The Fan Experience On The Live-Stream Stage

Tim McGraw’s recent live stream connected fans via a giant virtual hometown map. J Balvin will stage a Halloween show in the game Fortnite using extended reality technology. Melissa Etheridge is watching home movies with fans on Friday nights. No one asked for the enduring live music pause. But six months into our virtual reality,… Read More

October 25, 2020 – MusiCares Issues Health & Wellness Survey for Music Industry Professionals

MusiCares has issued a new survey to gauge the most pressing issues at hand for the music community, to understand new and emerging health and mental health issues and allow them to better serve the music industry. We highly encourage you to take the survey before it closes on Monday, November 9 — the only… Read More

October 22, 2020 – Music Biz Member 1001Tracklists to Celebrate Annual Top Producers List with Minecraft Livestream

1001Tracklists will debut this year’s edition of its annual data-driven ranking of the Top 101 Producers on Wednesday, October 28, and celebrate the launch of the list two days later in a unique Minecraft livestream event. Any Electronic music track released in the past two years can qualify for the list, with ranking determined by… Read More

October 21, 2020 – Pandemic Causes Media and Entertainment Digital Ad Spending to Decline Despite Uptick in Streaming and Gaming

The media and entertainment industries have traditionally made up a small fraction of the US digital ad market, and we expect their shares to remain flat or diminish through 2021. This partly has to do with traditional media conglomerates tightening their belts; their own ad revenues will continue to decline as ad dollars shift away… Read More

October 20, 2020 – How Streaming Enablement in 2020 has Changed the Media Landscape

In looking at how streaming video consumption has grown this year, Easter Sunday stands out as the peak streaming day that Nielsen has ever measured. From there, especially as stay-at-home orders eased and warmer weather came around, total media usage began to normalize. That doesn’t mean, however, that media consumption today looks like what it… Read More

October 19, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: 1001Tracklists

We’re excited to welcome 1001Tracklists, the world’s leading DJ tracklist database, to the Music Biz member community! The 1001Tracklists website is touted as “essentially the Wikipedia of dance music,” hosting over 250,000 official tracklists to date for major festivals, radio shows, DJ sets, podcasts, and promo mixes. It also serves as an extensive database of… Read More

October 14, 2020 – U.S. Ecommerce Growth Jumps to More than 30%, Accelerating Online Shopping Shift by Nearly 2 Years

The pandemic has accelerated ecommerce growth in the U.S. this year, with online sales reaching a level not previously expected until 2022. In our Q3 U.S. retail forecast, the top 10 retailers by ecommerce sales will tighten their grip on the retail market. U.S. ecommerce sales will reach $794.50 billion this year, up 32.4% year-over-year.… Read More

October 13, 2020 – Consumer Interest in Paid Livestreams Surging, According to New Data

COVID-related restrictions, limiting in-person gatherings that once drove the touring industry. And while artists have been diversifying their methods of direct-to-fan engagement, fans are now responding with increased interest, opening their wallets as their favorite artists continue to open their homes. In addition to socially distanced concerts and drive-in events, livestreams exploded in popularity, hitting… Read More