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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July 31, 2017 – How to Use Social Media Influencers to Drive Attendance

Social influencer marketing has been generating a lot of buzz this year. Chances are it’s on your list of event marketing tactics to try and if so, you’re not alone. Nearly 85% of marketers have plans to use some type of influencer marketing in 2017. Click here to read more.... Read More

July 26, 2017 – Social Media Will Soon Hit 2.5B Users: eMarketer

Facebook and other social media company investors have another thing to cheer about: a potential 8% increase in the number of users that access a social network at least once a month this year. That’s according to research firm eMarketer, which is out with a new forecast that pegs the number of social media monthly active users (MAUs) at 2.46 billion individuals, or one third of the global population in 2017.   Click here to read more.... Read More

July 24, 2017 – Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysis

Out of the nearly $900 million in music-tech funding during the first half of 2017, 75 percent went to streaming services, and 82 percent was concentrated in the top four companies, according to an analysis of publicly available investment information for the first half of the year. Click here to read more.... Read More

July 24, 2017 – JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, French Montana Debuts at No. 3

As expected, JAY-Z’s 4:44 notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200albums chart. The set, which bowed atop the tally a week ago, earned 87,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music. That sum is down 67 percent compared to its bow of 262,000. Click here to read more in Billboard.... Read More

July 20, 2017 – Report: Hip-Hop/R&B Is The Dominant Genre In The U.S. For The First Time

For the first time since Nielsen started measuring music consumption in the United States, rock is no longer the top genre in terms of overall consumption. Instead, the combined genre of R&B and hip-hop has taken the crown, and while the two styles are fairly close to one another when it comes to percentages, the latter has pulled ahead, and it seems like it will continue to distance itself from the competition in the coming months and years.... Read More

July 20, 2017 – YouTube and Latin America are Taking Over the World

Unless you have been on Mars for the last couple of days you will have seen the news that Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ has become the most streamed track in history with 4.6 billion streams. The figure includes a couple of versions of the track (ie the one include a certain Justin Bieber) but is an impressive tally nonetheless. The landmark raises 2 key trends: the role of the Latin American market and the role of streaming.... Read More

July 20, 2017 – Finding the Surge In Summer Radio Listening

Americans are deep into the summer season now, and as the days slowly begin to draw shorter, there’s a lot to examine in Nielsen’s June portable people meter (PPM) insights. Historical precedent has shown that radio listening habits shift during the warmest months of the year—and every year one format grows more during the summer than others. Read more here.... Read More

July 12, 2017 – Youth Movement: Gen Z Boasts the Largest, Most Diverse Media Users Yet

While Millennials continue to grab headlines for their tech-savvy penchant for adopting new technologies and their unique media behaviors, the first-quarter 2017 Nielsen Total Audience Report sheds some much-needed light on the NEXT generation of consumers—Generation Z—as well as how different generations adopt and use established and nascent devices and platforms. Click here to read more.... Read More

July 10, 2017 – Nielsen Canada Music Mid-Year Report 2017

It’s a milestone year for Canada as the nation marked its 150 Anniversary on July 1st. To pay tribute, Nielsen released the Top Canadian Artists, Albums and Songs from the Nielsen Music Canada Era, with Celine Dion being celebrated as the biggest selling artist. Click here to access the report.... Read More

July 10, 2017 – BuzzAngle Music 2017 Mid-Year Canada Report

Overall music consumption for 2017 YTD was up 12.9% over 2016 YTD (22.8 million project units in 2017 YTD vs. 20.2 million album project units in 2016 YTD). Song Consumption for 2017 YTD was up 42.9% over 2016 YTD (149.0 million song project units in 2017 YTD vs. 104.2 million song project units in 2016 YTD). Click here to access the report.... Read More