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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February 14, 2017 – GRAMMY Awards Drive More Than 200 Percent Sales Gain for Adele, Beyonce & More

The 2017 Grammy Awards generated instant sales gains for the songs performed on CBS’ Feb. 12 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music. The tunes performed on the show scored a 207 percent gain in download sales in the United States on the day of the show, according to initial sales reports by Nielsen. Combined, the tunes performed on the awards (as well as the original versions of songs treated to cover renditions) sold more than 178,000 downloads on Feb.... Read More

February 14, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Big Sean Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘I Decided.’

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). Big Sean rose to the top of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week, scoring his second #1 album and fourth Top 10 solo effort with I Decided. The feat kept a surging Lady Gaga, fresh off her Super Bowl half-time performance,... Read More

February 10, 2017 – Earphones & Headphones Market to Surpass $19 Billion by 2022

Rising purchasing power of consumers, increasing penetration of online streaming services coupled with growing smartphone and other mobile device market to drive global earphones & headphones market through 2022, according to a TechSci Research Report. Read more here…... Read More

February 10, 2017 – Nearly Half of U.S. Music Sunscribers May Have Amazon Prime Music

“Nearly one-half of streaming music subscribers, the equivalent of 15% of all broadband households, indicate they have a subscription to Amazon Prime Music,” according to the research firm Parks Associates’ senior analyst Glenn Hower. Read more here…... Read More

February 9, 2017 – Country Strong: The Women of Country See Recognition at the GRAMMYS

Since the Best New Artist Grammy was first awarded in 1959, only a handful of winners have been country music artists. This year, not only are two of the nominees country artists, but they’re also women. Read more here…... Read More

February 7, 2017 – 2017 Music Trends: 7 Eye-Opening Predictions from Industry Pros

2017 will be a year of change — and the music industry is no exception. Less certain, however, is how the shifting landscape will affect your business. Don’t let yourself fall behind. Get the predictions you’ll need in Music Trends 2017, the third annual report packed with insights from 19 industry tastemakers at Newport Folk Festival, Afropunk, National Sawdust, and more. Read more here…... Read More

February 7, 2017 – Lady Gaga’s Sales Surge Over 1,000% in Wake of Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show performance on Feb. 5 scored huge sales gains for the diva, according to Nielsen Music. Based on initial sales reports collected for Sunday, the diva sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs in the U.S. on Feb. 5 — an increase of a little more than 1,000 percent compared to the previous day, when she sold around 15,000 digital albums and songs. Read more here…... Read More

February 6, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Migos’ ‘Culture’ Comes In At No. 1; Five Albums Debuts in Top 10

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). For the first time in 2017, new albums dominated the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts, with five debuting albums making their way to the charts’ Top 10. They are led by Culture, the second album from Hip-Hop trio Migos and their first to reach #1.... Read More

February 3, 2017 – How Performing at the Super Bowl Affects an Artist’s YouTube Fanbase

For some, the Super Bowl halftime show is just as important as the actual Super Bowl. As a highly anticipated event featuring renowned musicians and unpredictable collaborations, fans sometimes tune in for the halftime show itself. Read more here…... Read More

February 2, 2017 – Thanks Alexa: “Friends With Benefits”

Based on the 15th edition of MusicWatch’s Annual Music Survey we were able to estimate that more than 14 million US consumers reported using an Echo device, including Tap and Dot. That’s users, not necessarily buyers. Over the past few years the conversation around audio has been about mobility; connected cars, music on smartphones. With voice assisted devices, we’re back to talking about music in the home. Amazon reported that Jingle Bells was the holiday song that you most requested Alexa to play.... Read More