This is Internet Association’s fourth IA Internet Indicators (3I) Quarterly Report, which tracks proprietary and unique data on the internet industry. The 3I Quarterly Report is a one-of-a-kind resource for those interested in the internet sector and its impact on the economy.
This is Internet Association’s third IA Internet Indicators (3I) quarterly report, which tracks new and unique data on the internet industry. In this issue, we focus on insights from IA’s digital price index (DPI) which tracks prices for typical internet services and how they compare to the national consumer price index.
Fueled by tremendous creative output by groundbreaking artists and now more than 50 million paid subscriptions, the U.S. music industry experienced its third year of consecutive growth in 2018 with retail revenues up 12% to $9.8 billion. Streaming now comprises 75% of total industry revenues. Vinyl continues to be a bright spot for the physical market, up 8% to $419 million, the highest revenue level since 1988.
This is Internet Association’s second IA Industry Indicators (3I) quarterly report, which tracks new and unique data on the internet industry. In this issue, we focus on the American public’s sentiment toward the internet and provide updates to our standard data tables. The most striking finding this quarter was the consistent rise every quarter of public sentiment toward the internet.
Amid an array of choice when it comes to platforms and devices for media consumption, one thing remains constant: Americans’ unwavering love for music. According to Nielsen, the music industry experienced significant overall growth in 2018, with total album equivalent audio consumption up 23% over 2017, driven by a 49% increase in on-demand audio song streams compared to last year.
We need better measures. We need better measures for the internet and other technologies and we need better measures on their impacts on our economy and society. The IA Industry Indicators (3I) Report is a new quarterly report from Internet Association that directly tackles the challenges of the 21st century economy by delivering new insights into America’s most dynamic economic sector – the internet.
Music streaming continues its ascendance, with the number of paid streaming subscriptions on track to reach 235 million worldwide by the end of 2018, according to a new music market report from Futuresource Consulting.
There are a number of separate copyrights in music, but the history of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and the broadcast industry involves only one, the “small” or “non-dramatic” public performance right.
It is all but impossible to miss the signs of the far-reaching impact of the internet: the near-ubiquitousness of mobile phones and other connected devices; the billions of times daily that these devices are checked and the number of hours Americans spend “on screen”; the growth of digital media; the prominent role of social networks in delivering news and connecting people with each other. The internet is also impacting nearly every aspect of business operations, from hiring and sales to logistics and the management of customer relationships to the rise of the internet-fueled “freelance economy.” It sometimes seems as if no aspect of daily life has remained untouched by the digital revolution.