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.
Music Licensing: A History
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.
Towards A Better Understanding Of Internet Economics
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…
Global Recorded Music Revenues Grew By $1.4 Billion in 2017
2017 was a stellar year for the recorded music business. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017 in trade values, up from $16 billion in 2016, an annual growth rate of 8.5%. That $1.4 billion of growth puts the global total just below 2008 levels ($17.7 billion) meaning that the decline wrought through…
DiMA Streaming Forward Report
The music industry is streaming forward. In 2017, we saw an astounding 63 percent increase in subscription streaming revenue.1 Both subscription and advertising-supported music services saw significant increases in revenue earned and royalties generated. Thanks to streaming, the industry is poised for sustained growth in the future. DiMA members
The Smart Audio Report, Fall/Winter 2017
Research from The Smart Audio Report Fall/Winter 2017 revealed how voice activation in the home is fueling adoption of smart technology broadly – including smart home applications – and affecting how often consumers engage with other platforms throughout the day, including television.
Time with Tunes: How Technology is Driving Music Consumption
On average, Americans spend just over 32 hours a week listening to music in 2017, up 5.5 hours over last year. How is this possible? Technology. At home, at work and traveling in between, people are consuming more music than ever before, from more devices.
Music 360 – 2017 Highlights
Technology continues to drive changes for how listeners are crafting and shaping their own music experience. Listening to music is more of an individual experience than ever before through playlist creation, choice of listening device and the management of what is shared across social media channels.
The 25-year reign of CDs is over as low-cost digital music takes over and makes us all ‘music millionaires’
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently released recorded music sales revenue figures for 2016 and some of the historical music sales data from the RIAA are displayed in the two charts above (press release here). Here are some observations.
Consent Decrees and the Music Industry: An Antitrust and Copyright Explainer
On May 18, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) is expected to file its opening brief in an appeal of a district court decision rejecting its interpretation of a consent decree entered into in 1941 (and amended since). The outcome of this appeal could have major and long-lasting repercussions for Internet radio and music streaming.