Music Streaming

U.S. Music Industry Hits Milestone in 2019 With Over 1 Trillion Streams | Pitchfork

U.S. Music Industry Hits Milestone in 2019 With Over 1 Trillion Streams | Pitchfork

Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, and Ariana Grande were among the most popular streaming artists of the year

In 2019, U.S. listeners passed the trillion-stream mark for the first time, according to Nielsen’s annual year-end report on the music industry. There were 1.15 trillion audio and music video streams in 2019—up 29.3% from 887.4 billion streams in 2018. Read the full report via Billboard here.

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Where the Music Business Is Going in 2020 | Rolling Stone

Where the Music Business Is Going in 2020 | Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone predicts:

  • Frenzy for data will be lucrative – for some
  • Artist-fan relationship will see drastic changes
  • Streaming will have to face the (fake) Music
  • Major labels will cash in on outside interest
  • Tech will flood the concert experience

Read the whole article at – RollingStone.com

Decline of music downloads continues as on-demand streaming audio up 50 percent

 

As we see the trend change again on how we consume music from digital downloads to streaming will we remember our past mistakes.  Ignoring or looking at this shift in a panic is not how to approach an opportunity. Finding ways to incorporate marking of you brand in the new format will keep you ahead of the curve.

 

T-MOBILE ROLLS OUT FREE MUSIC STREAMING AND ITS OWN RADIO STATION

Yet another non music company jumps in the radio and music streaming.  T- Mobile announced they will be allowing most music streaming service a free pass on data, as well as rolling out it own radio station called UnRadio on the backbone of Rhapsody.  This good will gesture may make net neutrality advocates scream. Read more at Engadget.

 

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