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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November 3, 2016 – Black Friday Enthusiasm High for US Internet Users

US internet users are enthusiastic about holiday shopping, and that includes Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to a September 2016 survey from Accenture, over two-thirds of US internet users plan to shop on Black Friday this year, and nearly as many plan to take part in Cyber Monday “festivities.” FULL ARTICLE: Read More

October 31, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Lady Gaga Scores Fourth Chart Topper with ‘Joanne’

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS): It was a big week for Lady Gaga, who topped the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with her new album, Joanne. It’s Gaga’s fourth chart-topper and the fourth-biggest launch of 2016, with sales driven by an all-out promotional blitz that saw her perform on Saturday Night Live,... Read More

October 27, 2016 – Country Music Fans, The Format and Their Stars Offer A Unique Marketing Opportunity

Country music has come a long, long way since its southern forbearers first picked up a banjo and re-interpreted what was traditional European roots ballads. In fact, the genre has been branching out ever since and, these days, it’s one of the most popular radio formats in many parts of the U.S. We looked at country music—from the crossover appeal of its talent to the fans themselves—and found some unique numbers.... Read More

October 24, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Kings of Leon’s ‘Walls’ Is The Band’s First #1 Album

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: After hitting the Top 10 with their three previous records, Rock stalwarts Kings of Leon have finally reached the summit with their latest album, Walls, which moved 77,000 equivalent album units (including 68,000 in traditional sales) to debut at #1 on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts. It was also a big week for Pop star JoJo,... Read More

October 20, 2016 – The Social Side of Holiday Shopping

How can your business capitalize on the holiday season and see a major revenue bump? With optimized use of social media. By leveraging the newest marketing channel that reaches an incredible amount of potential customers, social media can build a strong brand identity and drive sales at the holiday. And your business can shine bright to more customers than ever before.... Read More

October 19, 2016 – Teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV for the first time

For the first time, teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV, according to a new survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray. On Friday, Piper Jaffray released its semi-annual survey of 10,000 teens, and it showed YouTube inching over cable in daily use. 26% of teens said they watched YouTube every day, whereas only 25% said the same of cable TV.... Read More

October 17, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ Debuts at #1

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: After teaming up in 2013 for the Everly Brothers covers album Foreverly, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have now gone back-to-back on the Billboard 200 chart, snagging the Top 2 spots with their latest records. Armstrong’s band, Green Day, took #1 with Revolution Radio, moving 95,000 equivalent album units (including 90,000 in traditional sales).... Read More

October 12, 2016 – For Political Parties, Music Could Be the Winning Ticket

With less than a month before the U.S. presidential election, many political onlookers are expecting independent and undecided voters to be the decision makers in what has been a very close race. But while the two primary candidates are focused on issues like national security and job creation, there may be another way to forge an emotional connection with undecided and independent voters in key swing states: music.... Read More

September 28, 2016 – Reality Check: A Peek at the Virtual Audiences of Tomorrow

It seems the next media frontier is close at hand, and the technology could literally leave consumers even more immersed—and invested—in the content that surrounds them. Virtual reality (VR)—a concept that has been talked about for decades but out of reach for most consumers—is fast becoming a reality itself.... Read More

September 26, 2016 – 4 Millennial Shopping Trends Your Business Needs To Keep Up With

Millennials already spend about $600 billion annually on retail and as they grow older, with more of the generation entering the workforce, their collective buying power will only increase. In order to lure millennial spending, businesses need to understand how this group shops. While millennials still prefer a brick-and-mortar retail experience over online shopping, this is likely to change in the future.... Read More