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Streaming Music Services Reach $1.87 Billion in the U.S. Market

Online Music Services

American music streaming service revenues increased by 29% last year to reach $1.87 billion, accounting for more than one-quarter of total industry revenues. Growth was at the expense of both digital downloads and physical media revenues.

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Smartphones and Tablets Gain Share of Digital Audio Usage

Digital audio consumption is moving to mobile. American smartphone listeners will grow nearly 15% to just under 100 million people — that’s 52.3% of smartphone users. Moreover, 77.3 million people will listen via tablets — that’s 45.5% of digital music listeners and 48.7% of tablet users.

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Global Mobile Music Market will Reach $21.3 Billion by 2021

Global Mobile Music Market

The consumption of music on mobile devices is the key trend to watch. It’s a huge market. Strategy Analytics says that the total global mobile music market value will grow from $12.8 billion in 2014 to reach $21.3 billion by 2021. However, there’s been a decline in pay-per-download sales.

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UK Online Streaming Creates Challenges for Music Industry

The popularity of music streaming services in the UK continues unabated. The British Recorded Music Industry says music listeners in the UK streamed 14.8 billion tracks in 2014 — that’s up by 97.3% on the 7.5 billion streamed in 2013.

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How Mobile Cloud Services will Disrupt Old Business Models

The competition for market share in the mobile cloud arena will escalate during 2015. The cloud content and services markets — enabled by the ubiquity of smartphones and media tablets — are now the battleground between major content providers, device manufacturers and internet service providers.

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More Internet Users in Denmark adopt Music Streaming Services

There’s no denying it – music has gone digital in Denmark. According to recent market data, digital accounted for 82% of total music revenues in the country during the first half of 2014. The key driver of this huge share is streaming services. The format accounted for 63% of music company revenues from recorded music in Denmark.

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Global Digital Music Revenues will Reach $13.9 Billion by 2019

The music industry continues to be plagued with difficulties, particularly as far as recorded music is concerned. Juniper Research found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, growing from $12.3 billion this year to $13.9 billion in 2019.

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