Infographics

Our series of infographics aims to provide a graphic visual representation of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly to help our members, and the industry at large, make informed business decisions.

November 16, 2017 – Voice-Activated Speaker Owners

The “Voice-Controlled Speaker Users” infographic shows that music is a major part of the way Amazon Echo and Google Home owners interact with their devices. More than half of each product’s owners used them to play music daily, including 52% of Amazon Echo users and 54% of Google Home users. Furthermore, 26% of the Echo’s daily listeners requested music multiple times per day along with 20% of the Home’s daily listeners. These numbers show that voice-controlled speakers are gaining on the smartphone, the most regularly used device for listening to music with 60% daily use and 44% of those listening more than once a day. The Home and Echo placed second and third, respectively. Finally, both the Echo and Home are making strides in overall ownership, with 10% of the U.S. population owning an Echo and 3% owning a Home.

March 26, 2015 – Proper Care and Feeding of the ISRC Code

An International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a unique identifier for a recording - normally a music track but possibly spoken word or music video. It's used by labels, digital services, and publishers for payment and royalty purposes, and binding other key information to each song.

January 6, 2015 – So, What is High Resolution Audio?

As of late, there has been a lot of industry talk about High-Resolution Audio (Hi-Res Audio or HRA). The terminology and categories below represent cross-industry consensus and are presented so consistent usage eliminates consumer confusion on what Hi-Res Audio is.

August 6, 2014 – Music Royalties USA: Quick Start Guide

As the world of digital music grows more diverse, it is becoming increasingly complicated for songwriters and performers to get paid for their work. These two groups of creators are paid differently depending on whether their works wer consumed via physical or download sales, traditional AM and FM radio, online radio, or on-demand streaming services, which complicates the process of royalty collection.

May 8, 2014 – Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide – United States

The Global Music Licensing Grid initiative was collective effort among the participants of Music Biz's Business Development Workgroup to clarify the current licensing structure for music rights in various territories including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

May 8, 2014 – Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide – United Kingdom

The Global Music Licensing Grid initiative was collective effort among the participants of Music Biz's Business Development Workgroup to clarify the current licensing structure for music rights in various territories including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

May 8, 2014 – Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide – Mexico

The Global Music Licensing Grid initiative was collective effort among the participants of Music Biz's Business Development Workgroup to clarify the current licensing structure for music rights in various territories including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

May 8, 2014 – Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide – Japan

The Global Music Licensing Grid initiative was collective effort among the participants of Music Biz's Business Development Workgroup to clarify the current licensing structure for music rights in various territories including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

May 8, 2014 – Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide – Italy

The Global Music Licensing Grid initiative was collective effort among the participants of Music Biz's Business Development Workgroup to clarify the current licensing structure for music rights in various territories including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

May 8, 2014 – Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide – Germany

The Global Music Licensing Grid initiative was collective effort among the participants of Music Biz's Business Development Workgroup to clarify the current licensing structure for music rights in various territories including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.