Music Industry Analysis

On a daily basis, Music Biz collects studies and data on business and consumer trends effecting the music industry. We compile this music industry analysis from a plethora of media outlets and data providers and filter out the noise to deliver directly to you the actionable insights your business needs to succeed.

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September 5, 2017 – Streaming Generated $1.3bn For Major Music Labels In Q2 2017

The three major labels – Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music – saw their collective recorded-music revenue from streaming grow to just under $1.3bn in the second quarter of 2017. That represents 38.5% growth year-on-year, with the three label groups now collectively making $14.2m a day from streaming. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 31, 2017 – Paradigm Shift: Why Radio Must Adapt To The Rise Of Digital

Broadcast radio is struggling to remain relevant as consumers embrace streaming platforms, according to a groundbreaking study by Musonomics that examines the disruption to radio caused by digital services. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 30, 2017 – MTV Video Music Awards Spur 64% Sales Gain for Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony, Logic & More

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards generated a sizable sales gain in digital song downloads for tracks performed on the Aug. 27 show, according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, those songs earned a 64 percent sales gain on Aug. 27, as compared to Aug. 26, rising from 46,000 to 75,000 downloads sold. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 30, 2017 – Music Industry Will Hit $41 Billion By 2030 According to New Goldman Sachs Report

The global recorded music industry will grow into a nearly $41 billion behemoth by 2030, thanks largely to the growth of streaming, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Lisa Yang and her team. The Goldman Sachs analyst further predicts that streaming will account for $34 billion of that, of which $28 billion will come from paid subscription while $6 billion will come from ad-supported streaming services. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 29, 2017 – For Many Marketers, Email Is Still King

As a channel to reach prospects and customers, email continues to thrive, even as other messaging platforms emerge. Nine in 10 marketers in North America say they use email to engage their audience, according to a September 2016 survey by Winterberry Group and the Data & Marketing Association (DMA), the most commonly used channel over digital display, owned web content and search. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 28, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Brand New Becomes First Independently Distributed Artist To Hit #1 in 2017

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS Daily Double): “Rock band Brand New became the third Rock act and first independently distributed artist to reach #1 in 2017 on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with their first album in eight years, Science Fiction. The record, which is currently available only via streaming and digital download with physical copies expected in October,... Read More

August 28, 2017 – The State of Play In Home Entertainment

Many are pressing play, but who’s willing to pay? According to Nielsen, in the past year, digital video viewing is on the rise for both free and paid content. And more teens are willing to pay for digital content, with 63% saying they purchased digital video in the past year, up from just 45% in 2016. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 24, 2017 – Nielsen Releases First Canadian Live Music and Brands Study

Eighty-five percent of adults surveyed for Nielsen’s first Canada Live Music & Brands Report revealed cost as one of the most important deciding factors in purchasing a live music event ticket and 70 percent buy their tickets within two weeks of the onsale. Sixty percent of their annual music spend is on live music events and 40 percent of the attendees bought the artist’s CD after the show, 29 percent streamed their music and 20 percent paid for a download(s).... Read More

August 23, 2017 – Making the Connection Between Podcast Fans and Their Purchase Behavior

There’s little doubt that podcasts, which have long been un-tethered from the iPod, are a media force to take note of. In fact, more than half of U.S. households are home to podcast fans—that’s more than 60 million homes. And while the reach of this up-and-coming medium grows, many marketers and advertisers have yet to see the connection between podcast engagement and consumer spending. Click here to read more.... Read More

August 22, 2017 – Millennials on Millennials: Lots of Love, lack of Loyalty

Millennials are often the most stereotyped, yet coveted, group for marketers. The second-largest generation group in the U.S. has now “grown up,” and its consumers have disposable incomes. This provides a plethora of opportunities for advertisers and marketers who are so eager to reach them, as Millennials are highly engaged, using multiple platforms for many hours on a daily basis. Click here to read more.... Read More