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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May 19, 2016 – CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings
CMA, Country Music’s premier trade association, released key findings from an extensive consumer research initiative: “Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape and Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, and Behaviors. The Country Music audience continues to gain popularity across the board with the fastest growth in listeners occurring among non-whites, Hispanics, and Millennials. Since 2010, the Country Music format has seen a 25 percent increase in Hispanic listeners compared to a 7 percent growth among non-Hispanic, white listeners.... Read More
May 3, 2016 – [Whitepaper] Building a Direct-to-Fan Strategy in 2016
Read Fame House’s latest white paper: ‘Building a Direct-to-Fan Strategy in 2016’. The report addresses the current ways that artists engage with their fans and focuses on how artists can cultivate owned audiences. Download the white paper via Music Ally.... Read More
April 28, 2016 – RIAA 2015 Year-End Sales & Shipments Data Report
RIAA’s 2015 year-end music sales & shipments report is now published with a unique and comprehensive look at the state of the U.S. music business. A quick snapshot reveals that streaming, now the largest revenue-generator for the industry, helped grow the overall business by just shy of 1% year-over-year, with paid subscriptions leading the way.... Read More
April 19, 2016 – Record Store Day 2016 Top Album and Singles Charts Via BuzzAngle Music
Record Store Day 2016 was a resounding success with music lovers flocking to their favorite record stores to check out the new vinyl releases. Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance” was the top selling album on Record Store Day, while Double-Sided by twenty one pilots was the top selling single.... Read More
April 7, 2016 – Edison Research Hacks the Commuter Code: AM/FM Listeners Switch 22 Times Per Commute
Even as in-car audio use continues to evolve, Americans remain “button punchers.” Nearly 75% of those who consume audio in the car are likely to switch at least occasionally over the course of their commute. The average user of AM/FM radio switches the station 22 times per commute, while those using other platforms switch an average of 9.3 times per commute. That’s just one of the findings of Edison Research’s “Hacking the Commuter Code,” a first-of-its-kind national survey of those who commute 20 minutes or more daily,... Read More